Book Price £7.99
Teenage killings and gang violence seem to dominate the headlines. Across the nation, young lives are being lost or destroyed by knives and guns and communities are held in a grip of fear as rival crews fight for bloody supremacy. But how much do we really know about Britain’s street gangs? Who are they, how do they operate and what leads them to pursue the lives they do?
With first-hand research among gang members, YOUNG GUNS chronicles the new generation of violent gangsters in towns and cities around the UK. From major cities like London, Glasgow and Sheffield to small towns, it reveals the lawless exploits of little-known mobs such as the Fire Town Crew, the Fallowfield Man Dem, the Demolition Crew, the Northumberland Park Killers, the Farringdon Park Original Gangsters and the terrifying Stickem Up Klik.
Author Steve Hackman also explores the exploits of so-called ‘postcode gangs’ such as the gun-toting S3 and S4 crews, Asian and Somalian gangs, Triads and Yardies. He details countless shootings, armed robberies, kidnappings and murders, including some of the most high-profile crimes of recent years.
YOUNG GUNS is a shocking journey inside Britain’s burgeoning street culture and the frightening reality of gangs and gang life today.
What they said:
‘Tells how Britain’s most violent street gangs are taking control of the nation’ ZOO MAGAZINE
‘Fascinating’ LIVERPOOL DAILY POST
‘Startling’ HALIFAX COURIER
‘Shocking’ BRADFORD TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
‘Hard-hitting’ LANCASTER & MORECAMBE CITIZEN
‘A decent read’ YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
About the author
Steve Hackman is a reformed drug dealer who met many gang members in jail. He has since exchanged a pair of scales and a sealer bag for a pad and a pen and he is currently working on a number of true crime titles. YOUNG GUNS is his first book.