Caught in the Crossfire

Caught in the Crossfire

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Scotlanda€™s deadliest gang war of a generation a€“ the Daniel family versus the Lyons a€“ was sparked by a cocaine theft from a house party which unleashed a decade of murderous violence. Devastation ensueda€b beatings, slashings, abductions and torture. Homes were firebombed while children slept; witnesses were forced into protection and families ripped apart. Michael Lyons, 21, was slaughtered with British Army guns in a triple shooting at a north Glasgow garage. Daniel enforcer Kevin a€˜Gerbila€™ Carroll, 29, had 13 shots pumped into him outside an Asda supermarket. The desecration of the grave of eight-year-old cancer victim Garry Lyons marked a sickening low. Caught in the crossfire were brave residents of Milton, Glasgow, who opposed their community centre being used as a taxpayer-funded gang hut by the Lyons. Against the odds, they won their six-year battle which exposed a murky nexus between police officers, politicians and the underworld. This is the explosive story of how the Daniel-Lyons feud engulfed a community and spread from the mean streets into the corridors of power.In a desperate final act, he grabbed the Audi ownersa#39; manual and held it up as a shield. The hit men fired simultaneously. One of them emptied all five rounds from a silvercoloured revolver, with each of them hitting their target. Two enteredanbsp;...

Title:Caught in the Crossfire
Author:Russell Findlay, Ian Crofton
Publisher:Birlinn - 2012-07-01


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