By Wensley Clarkson
'It's a curse simply because every person hooked up to Brink's-Mat stands to get crowned or later' mythical South London villain Georgie Francis, presently sooner than he was once shot useless by way of a hitman.
The Brink's-Mat raid used to be the theft of the century, the stuff of legends within the legal underworld. On November 26, 1983, a gaggle of robbers burst into the Brink's-Mat warehouse close to Heathrow Airport, awaiting to discover a decent-sized haul of money - yet as an alternative they stumbled upon approximately seven thousand gold bars worthy £28 million. greater than twenty-five years later, £20 million of bullion continues to be unrecovered, and it really is inspiration that the majority humans in ownership of gold jewelry made within the united kingdom after 1983 are donning Brink's-Mat.
Wensley Clarkson is the prime specialist at the crime. as well as having met and interviewed lots of its most vital figures on either side of the legislations, he has secured the co-operation of a number of participants of the unique gang to supply remarkable perception into what occurred. this is often the definitive account, not only of the theft itself yet of its aftermath, its legacy in glossy crime, and the notorious 'curse' that has noticeable such a lot of of these linked to the gold meet a violent end.