The fearsome tales of Charlie Richardson the ‘Torture Gang Boss’ and his ‘Torture Gang’ have enthralled and appalled in equal measure for over four decades. Such tales are founded in bribery and corruption, compounded by years of Chinese Whispers and brought to life by the pens of Fleet Street hacks. All are thrilling, and indeed horrifying, to read; however, like a great many horror stories they are nothing more than works of fiction.
Here then, for the first time, is the truth behind the Torture Trial – from the arrest of Charlie and seventeen of his accomplices on World Cup Day 1966, to the climax of one of the longest trials in British criminal history.
“Tortured” is the culmination of three years’ extensive research, during which the author conducted numerous lengthy interviews with Charlie Richardson, delving deep into memories long since buried to unearth the true and remarkable story behind a fascinating part of British gangland history.
Charlie: The Final Word Mine For The Taking, also by Eleanor Parks, is the prequel to Charlie: The Final Word Tortured and is also available on Kindle.