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Nipper Read, the detective who put the Krays away, dies aged 95

Tributes paid to Met 'legend' and thief-taker who ended career in charge of regional crime squads.

Nipper Read with a pair of tiny tie-pin handcuffs

Nipper Read with a pair of tiny tie-pin handcuffs

Date - 7th April 2020
By - Gary Mason
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Nipper Read, the Met officer who brought the Kray twins to justice and was part of the team that investigated the Great Train Robbery has died at the age of 95. Born in Nottingham, Leonard Read joined the Metropolitan Police in 1947 and was posted...
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