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Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw

PUBLISHED July 30, 2012

The bare-knuckle fighter and armed robber Roy "Pretty Boy" Shaw, who has died aged 76, once gloried in the title of the "hardest man in Britain". The opening line of his 1999 autobiography, Pretty Boy, encapsulates the way that he presented himself to the world: "I am a ruthless bastard."

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