British Godfather Colin Gunn used Facebook to run empire from jail
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 01/02/2010 04:08
One of Britain's most dangerous gangsters has been using Facebook to threaten and intimidate his enemies from a maximum security prison.
Colin Gunn, an underworld godfather who ordered the execution of two grandparents, has been able to correspond freely with up to 565 "friends" on the social networking site for the past two months.
British gangster used Facebook to intimidate enemies from cell
Jack Straw, the Secretary of State for Justice, has announced a crackdown on prisoners using Facebook after it emerged that a gangland kingpin has spent the past two months using the social networking site to intimidate his enemies.
Colin Gunn, whose reign of fear in Nottingham contributed to it being dubbed "assassination city", is in a maximum security jail serving a minimum of 35 years for conspiracy to murder. Gunn, 42, masterminded the revenge killings of innocent couple John and Joan Stirland in their Lincolnshire bungalow in 2004, and was linked with the fatal shooting in 2003 of Nottingham jeweller Marian Bates. But until his pages were removed on Friday, he had been communicating freely with up to 565 "friends" on Facebook, The Sunday Times claimed.
Gangster used Facebook to threaten enemies while in jail
One of Britain's most dangerous gangsters used Facebook to threaten his enemies while in a maximum-security prison for conspiracy to murder.
Colin Gunn, an underworld godfather who ordered the killing of a couple, had his social networking site account shut down on Saturday.