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Gotcha! By Peter Wilton

by Peter Wilton

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An exciting crime caper as police and criminals team up for the first time to tell the inside story of the notorious Security Express Robbery.
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Gotcha!: The Untold Story of Britain's Bigge by Peter Wilton

On Easter Monday 1983 armed robbers got into the supposedly impregnable Security Express depot in Shoreditch, neatly capturing the guards and holding them hostage. They hauled away 5 tons of cash, worth GBP6 million then (GBP26 million in today's currency). The gang made no mistakes and left behind not a single clue.

Det. Supt Peter Wilton was the man in charge of the investigation. He spent years tracking the culprits, playing a ruthless cat and mouse game that led him to some of London's most notorious villains. John Knight and his brother Ronnie were well-known faces, hard men who kept to the East End code. They were riding high when John Knight and his team executed the perfect robbery, and Ronnie helped launder the cash. They almost got away with it...

As gripping as any thriller, Gotcha! combines the Knights' and Wilton's stories to graphically recreate the robbery, from the adrenaline-fuelled raid to the long police search, from the high life on the Costa del Sol to interrogation, betrayal and arrest.

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About Peter Wilton

John Knight was a successful businessman, who also happened to be one of London's most successful robbers. Ronnie Knight was once a nightclub owner and was married to Barbara Windsor for many years. Peter Wilton spent 31 years in the Metropolitan police, and was promoted to Detective Superindendent. Pete Sawyer is an investigative journalist and freelance television producer.

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Gotcha!: The Untold Story of Britain's Bigge by Peter Wilton
Peter Wilton
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Pan Macmillan
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.