Guns and Gangs
Allison & Busby Ltd
An unprecedented investigation into the shocking realities of gun crime on Britain's streets, "Guns and Gangs" lifts the lid on a hugely important modern-day problem - an expensive problem both in terms of money and young lives. After terrorism, the single greatest worry for law enforcement agencies is gun crime, and in particular 'black on black' shootings. McLagan has had exclusive access to police files and case histories. Alongside his findings from these records are interviews with police officers, victims and their families, witnesses, lawyers and perpetrators of gun crime. The result is a unique, fascinating and horrifying expose of the disturbing truth behind this plague on our streets.
GRAEME McCLAGAN specialises in long-term investigations for BBC news and current affairs programmes. He has been the BBC's expert on police corruption for more than twenty years, presenting three Panorama programmes on the subject as well as several major stories for Newsnight. He won the Royal Television Society prize for his scoops while covering the 'Arms for Iraq' scandal and was commended in 1998 for 'Bent', the second of his Panorama programmes on police corruption. He wrote the bestselling Bent Coppers and is the co-author of Mr Evil, the story of David Copeland, the neo-Nazi bomber. A born and bred Londoner, Graeme McLagan is married with two grown-up children. He is now a freelance writer and broadcaster.