Freddie Foreman

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Frederick Gerald Foreman[1] (born 5 March 1932 in Battersea, London) is a convicted English criminal involved in the disposal of the body of Jack “the Hat” McVitie (killed by Reggie Kray) and for which he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.[2] He was nicknamed "Brown Bread Fred"[3]

Freddie Foreman also confessed to the murders of Frank "Mad Axeman" Mitchell and Tommy "Ginger" Marks in the 1960s, in revenge for the shooting of his brother (shot in the legs). He had been acquitted of the murders at an Old Bailey trial in the 1960s. He claimed to have intimidated witnesses to the killing of George Cornell in the Blind Beggar pub in Whitechapel by Ronnie Kray and to having been a hitman for the Kray twins.[4]

He is the father of actor Jamie Foreman.


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  2. ^ Bennetto, Jason (2000-05-25). "Gangster Foreman is held over Kray killings after confessions on television -". The Independent (London). Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  3. ^ "High profile gangsters to talk on 'life of crime' - Local". News Guardian. 2009-04-21. Archived from the original on March 19, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  4. ^ The Independent (London)  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]