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Daily Archives: May 23rd, 2010

Chloe Goodman, 18, who posed online carrying a gun. Photograph: Greater Manchester Police/PA

Women now take part in one in four violent attacks and are increasingly found at top levels in gangs. The author of a new book about gangland Britain explores this disturbing change in criminal behaviour

The investigation was the largest and most complex that Lancashire police had ever undertaken and it ended with 13 people being jailed for a total of 198 years. The highly sophisticated gang, based in Preston, imported guns, drugs and ammunition and had direct links to underworld organisations in Poland, the Netherlands and Scotland.