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25th July 2012
Thoughts and Condolences are with Roy Shaw's friends and family
today as Roy is laid to rest. Rest in Peace Roy...
prizefighter Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw, one-time Britain’s hardest
criminal, has died at the age of 76
East End kid-turned-armed robber-turned author was best-known for
his bouts with street-fighting legend Lenny McLean.
the kid born in poverty in Stepney in 1936 was more infamously known
for his underworld bouts, serving 18 years behind bars for armed
robbery in 1963—part of his sentence at Broadmoor for the
criminally insane where he got electroconvulsive shock therapy.
always said: “I hate the system—the system could never
he gave up the bad life when he was released in the 1980s and moved
out to Essex.
said a few years ago: “You can’t continue to be a rascal
all your life—you have to settle down.”
autobiography ‘Pretty Boy’ was a cult hit in later years.
Roy was best-known for his bouts with street-fighting legend and
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Lenny “The Guv’nor”
McLean. The score stood at McLean 2, Shaw 1 when Lenny died in 1998.
fights included victories over Donny “The Bull” Adams
and world class heavyweight Ron Stander, 67, who once defeated Smokin’
His friends included EastEnders stars Billy Murray, 70, and Jessie
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