Tuesday 19 October 2004 1.23pm
I'm not sure this is what the estate agents want to hear...
>Big criminals have many associates, but few have careers like that of George Francis, spanning 55 years and “associations” ranging from the Krays to Frankie Fraser, the Great Train Robbers and the Brink's-Mat thieves. “My old man was a villain and I hope my kids grow up to be villains,” Francis said. “I would rather die quickly by the bullet than slowly in some old people's home that stinks of cabbage water.” Three weeks later, on May 14 this year, Francis was shot four times in the head as he got out of his car in Lynton Road
, Bermondsey. The area is also known as the Bermondsey Triangle as it's said to have a higher concentration of villains than anywhere in Britain.
Nick Barlay, The Times, 16 August 2003
However, in Googling for that press story, I was intrigued to find that there is a Science Fiction "essay" from 1977 - The Bermondsey Triangle Mystery by Bob Shaw