1911: Armed Gang in Shootout with Police

An onlooker tells the story of how three armed jewel thieves are cornered in a house in Sidney Street in the East End of London, holding off the police with gunfire. Winston Churchill, the Home Secretary, attends the scene, sends in the army to back up the police and refuses to let the Fire Brigade intervene when the building catches fire. When the fire burns out two bodies are found. The third man, the alleged ringleader ‘Peter the Painter’, escapes.


Role Contributor
Rebecca FlieshmanLauren Socha
Director of photographyNeville Kidd
WriterClara Glynn
ProducerCarolynne Sinclair Kidd
Executive ProducerJohn Archer
DirectorEwan Morrison

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