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Could I have prevented a Kray murder?

Even if I could, I don’t regret remaining silent. Prison reform means accepting some failures

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

It was watching the latest film on the Krays (ludicrously called Legend) that brought it all back. I remembered not so much the deliberate and casual violence which underlay the swinging Sixties in Britain but something more personal. A recurrent question I have asked since those days is whether I personally could have prevented one of the Kray murders.

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Norman Fowler was on the staff of the Times until 1970, and later served in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet for ten years.

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