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At funerals old-school gangsters still say it with flowers

PUBLISHED October 9, 2012

The funeral this week of Charlie Richardson, the London crime boss jailed for 25 years at the end of 1967's so-called "torture trial", stayed true to the traditions of gangland farewells. Not only was My Way, sung by Frank Sinatra, part of the chosen music, but there was a dark humour to one of the floral tributes: a display with the legend "240 DC", seen as a sly reference to the fact that Richardson was accused of subjecting people who had crossed him to a high level of voltage to their genitals.

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