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Mad Frankie Fraser is Dead : East End : London
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‘Mad Frankie Fraser’ has died ……. an enforcer for the legendary underworld gang’s of 1960’s East London …….. he was associated with both The Richardson’s and then the even more iconic crime gang bosses ‘The Cray Twins’ ……… ‘Mad Frankie’ was also sometimes called ‘The Dentist’ because he was in the habit of pulling out his bosses enemies’ teeth with his pliers …….. grim stuff …… I think he was sentenced to 20 years for the murder of ‘Jack the Hat McVitte' ??? ……….. (Or someone else with a similarly unlikely sounding classic crime novel name…. by the way ….. this is all written without any kind of 'fact checking' or current research on my part ..... so do not quote me on any of this hehehehe) …….. In the end he ended up serving something like twice as long? In prison as he was originally sentenced for? …….. thats the exact opposite of ‘time off for good behavior’…… I think he was charged with attempting to murder a prison warder while inside a high security prison …….. So he also spent time in Broadmoor a high security place for the dangerously insane criminal ….. after he was sectioned following a prison uprising ? and attack on prison guards ? ……… I met him after he was finally released …… I think he had done 40 years of prison time at that point ????

When I made the picture above we were just off 'Brick Lane' at the ‘East End Boxing Gym’ a place he and the Cray’s would frequent, do their deals, and also sometimes fight, way back in the 60’s. ...... ‘Mad Frank’ was pleasant enough when I met with him ..... he only threatened me in a joking way ...... gulp ...... but he would not pose for pictures for more than a second or so …….. I would have hassled him to cooperate more fully …… but hey …… I kinda thought it was best not to wind him up or push him too much ……. you know what I mean?

He was until very recently living in sheltered accommodation for the elderly ...... but he still managed to get an ‘ASBO’ an “Anti Social Behavior Order" served against him …… due to a fight with a fellow resident over a chair ….…. those ASBO’s are something more often associated with violent criminal youth ……… but he was in his late 80’s at the time ……….

Anyway he has finally passed away today at the age of 90 …….. gone off no doubt to threaten and intimidate folk’s in pastures new ……….

Cheers Jez XXXXXXX

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