Crack House: The Incredible True Story of the Man who Took on London's Crack Gangs and Won

R 67.00  

Author: Harry Keeble, Kris Hollington
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2008)
ISBN-10: 1847371191
ISBN-13: 9781847371195
Condition: Very Good. Edgewear and a crease to the back cover. Otherwise a well bound copy, internally bright and clean.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 273
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.3 x 2 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

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Crack House takes the listener into the dark heart of our cities' most violent and terrifying places, showing how the war on drugs can only be won by constant and forceful vigilance. The bastard offspring of cocaine, crack first entered the UK in the early 1990s. By the end of the decade, Britain's inner cities were in the midst of a crack epidemic, with users being responsible for a massive proportion of crime. Communities, especially in London, were crying out for help, but there were only two specialist units in the whole of the capital.

One of them, Haringey Drugs Squad, embarked on a war on crack, aiming to shut down all 100 crack houses in their borough in one year. Amazingly, they did it. Even more amazingly, in the subsequent 12 months all black-on-black killings in Haringey ceased, and burglaries and muggings fell massively.

In Crack House, Harry Keeble describes in heart-stopping fashion the raids and arrests, as well as the beatings, stabbings, and shootings he witnessed as leader of the Haringey Drugs Squad and their war on drugs.

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