view basket | checkout   Search Site:   Advanced »
True Crime Library True Crimes - MagazinesTrue Crime MagazinesTrue Crime PublicationsTrue Crime Library - Magazines

True Crime Library - Newsletter

BROWSE OUR CRIME ARCHIVE
 All Crime Archives
 Victorian Hangings
 Chronicles of Crime
 Gone But Not Forgotten
 Worldwide Hangings

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Which gangster was known as "Scarface"??
Click here with your answer and win a prize!
CLICK HERE >>
WITH YOUR ANSWER AND WIN THIS BOOK
Send Us Your Crime Question
Got a crime-related question? Chances are the answers are in the True Crime Library! Just enter your details and the question you would like answered below.
CLICK HERE >>

Back issues
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal-Standard-Logo

Gone But Not Forgotten


Search Gone But Not Forgotten:
Show all stories from
Gone But Not Forgotten »


Show all stories from
all sections »


Advanced Search »
Story Date:  Month:  Year:
OR: Show Section:

Gone But Not Forgotten: They say there's no such thing as the perfect murder, but practically every day of the year someone is killed and their killer remains at large. This section of the archive is dedicated to the victims of the UK's unsolved murders of the 20th century...

Gone But Not Forgotten: January

January 9th
9/1/1988
Anthony Gardner – Manchester


Drugs, gang warfare, seedy drinking dens, or “shebans” – these were the building blocks that formed the life of 26-year-old Anthony “Scratch” Gardner on Manchester’s notorious Moss Side of the 1980s.
There was something else in his life too, but Gardner never quite got a complete handle round it. His father was a preacher. Gardner respected both his parents, and often went to hear his father conduct services at the United Reformed Church in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. But he never allowed religion to interfere with his career on the periphery of crime.
As he drew up outside a sheban on Saturday, January 9th, 1988, a man stepped out of the shadows, pulled a sawn-off shotgun from under his coat, pressed it against Gardner’s chest, and fired. It took the preacher’s son about a minute to die on the pavement.
Hearing the shots and believing the police had arrived, customers poured out of the sheban, throwing their drugs into the street. Later police found more than £1,000-worth of heroin and cocaine abandoned like so much litter.
The murder hunt focused on “White” Tony Johnson, a violent, drug-dealing thug so named because although he was a white man he led a predominantly Afro-Caribbean gang known as the Cheetham Hill mob. Three years after the unsolved murder of Anthony Gardner, White Tony was himself shot dead in another gangland killing.

Next story from:
January »
Previous story from:
January »
Next section from:
Gone But Not Forgotten »
 




Hot off the press

Hot off the press
Murder Most Foul No.93

Buy Now!


Win a prize

Win a prize
Enter our free prize draw and win this book!
Click here


This week in crime
Week beginning: August 11th

The Knife Was On the Table...

She Laughed At His Proposal...

READ THESE STORIES & MORE HERE


True Crime Library, PO Box 735, London SE26 5NQ, UK.   Tel: +44(0) 20 8778 0514   Fax: +44(0) 20 8776 8260  Email: enquiries@truecrimelibrary.com
© True Crime Library 2014
Website by www.catfishcommerce.com
True Crime Home | Buy Crime Books Online | True Crime Magazines | True Crime Library | Victorian Hangings | True Crime Series | True Crime Murders | True Crime DVDs | Worldwide Hangings | True Crime Stories | Crime Publications | True Crime FAQ | About True Crime Library |
sitemap