Frederick Gerald Foreman AKA "Brown Bread Fred" (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.
He was involved in the "Security Express robbery" of 1983 which at the time was the largest cash robbery in the UK. For his part he received 9 years in prison.
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 additionally 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.
He is the father of actor Jamie Foreman.
In 1998 Foreman released a pasta sauce called 'Foreman's Sauce'. After poor sales the business failed and he ended up in debt of £400,000 to creditors.
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