Just been reading one of Wensley Clarkson’s potboiler biogs of london gangsters -‘BILLY HILL – GODFATHER OF LONDON’. Hill and Spot were the top men in pre-Kray days. Hill had an incredible history of crime pulling off over three hundred armed robberies and averaging three smash’n grabs a weekof jewellers around Bond street. There were of course lotsof rival gangs – the Italian Sabinis, the Maltese and at one point in 1951 Hill thought things were getting out of hand so called a WARRIORS style meeting. He picked up the leader of the Randall gang from west london in the WARWICK CASTLE no less while Spot picked up the SABINIS (ruling the roost since 1919) and drove them to an east end boozer where Hill had over 200 tooled up men of his own waiting!! Peace was restored but not before the randalls and sabinis shouted ‘drinks all round’. Some bar tab. Clarkson admiringly describes the occasion as ‘the biggest ever gathering of criminals under one roof outside of Dartmoor’.