A MK. 1 Jag was impounded at the scene, as it was thought to be the gang's get away vehicle. An irrate member of the local borough council was seen confronting the police and making loud and angry complaints over the decision.
DCI Burnnett praised the officers who responded calmly and professionally to the 999 call and promised his department and fellow CID officers would do 'everything in their power to bring every armed blagger in the Greater London area to justice'. However, his interview was cut short as calls emerged over the radios that the 'Slugworth' convoy was under attack.
The ambush on the Slugworth convoy
As reported yesterday, Judge Docherty of Bow County Court convicted the 60 year old Peter 'Mister' Slugworth for 6 brutal gangland murders as well as charges for conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, blackmail and the planning of over a dozen armed robberies in the Greater London area. Peter Slugworth was to be transported from the Bow County Court holding cells to begin his life sentence in Wandsworth prison.
|(Yes, I need more female civvie figures!)|
The nerves of the officers showed when a young woman, a Doris Stephenson, on her way to work in a Ford Fiesta, tried to cut into the convoy, causing its alert occupants, two members of the Flying Squad to jump out of their cars with guns drawn, ordering her out of the car. A very shaken Miss Stephenson was allowed to go about her business, following a stern talking to about road safety and rules of the road concerning right of way.
DS Carter and DC Trent fired at the occupants of the Jaguar as their Ford Capri was peppered with shots from the machine gun. In the brief gunbattle that ensued, one of the villains was shot and killed by the police, both DS Carter and DC Trent were wounded in the process. An emotional DI Regan would later report that DS Carter is in a stable but critical condition.
At the front of the convoy, quick thinking by DI Regan and skilled driving by the police driver, allowed the mini van in the middle of the ambushed convoy holding Peter Slugworth to drive into the backalley of a nearby housing estate, two of the criminals pursued the mini on foot and shot into the back of the mini van's tires hoping to stop or slow down the vehicle. Unfortunately, the bullets would go through the backdoors of the vehicle, riddling the unfortunate Mr. Slugworth in a hail of bullets.
A red mini, thought to be stolen from the University College London carparks from a week ago, was spotted picking up one of the criminals behind the Jaguar, while the others fled the scene in the camper van following their unsuccessful raid.
(Yes, there will be a follow-up game to this! With Doyle and Bodie supported by an angry Jack Regan out for revenge!)
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The Mercenaries in the second game were either killed or made their escape from the scene.
Out of the 4 Post Office blaggers:
One of the villains, Kieran Whitley made his escape.
David Smedley, despite being shot after refusing to surrender and carrying an unlicensed sawn-off shotgun, was bailed by his bent lawyer (Mr. Haley?) and given a perfect Alibi, his lawyers are currently assisting him in suing the Metropolitan Police for damages. And for safe measure, the jury was nobbled during his trial.
Norry Fletcher gives a confession to the police, but is let off by a legal technicality.
Mark Fleming doesn't give anything up during his confession and is released by a nobbled jury.