Born John Gunn, known as Ben Gunn, as prisoner 12612 GUNN and as a murderer, his life began in a school playing field in Brecon, as he raised a steel chair leg in the air. It was 9 April 1980. "My life started then," he says, firmly, his long fingers constructing the narrowest of roll-up cigarettes. "Everything before that is irrelevant. I tend not to look back at my childhood."
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