Bobby Cummines

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Bobby Cummines

Robert "Bobby" Cummines OBE, FRSA (born 23 November 1951) was chief executive of UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders, until March 2012. He was formerly one of the United Kingdom's most notorious bank robbers..[1] Currently he is the CEO of Vision Housing Consultacy Service.

He began a criminal career at the age of 16, as Britain's youngest armed robber. He expanded into leading a group of contract killers and racketeers, employing extreme violence in 1970s North London. He turned his life around in prison, after a conversation with Charlie Richardson of the South London "Torture Gang", who urged him to get into education and earn money without hurting anyone.[2][dubious ]

He was awarded the OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2011 in recognition of his services to reformed offenders.[3]

His autobiography, I Am Not A Gangster, ISBN 9780091958589, was published 15 May 2014 by Random House's Ebury Press imprint.[4]


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