I joined the police a long, long time ago. The world was very different back then. Some police behaviour was frankly shameful, while some was truly heroic. I found myself in the midst of the Brixton riots of 1981. That weekend changed my life forever.
Soon afterwards I was promoted to detective, and soon after that Scotland Yard came calling. At the Yard I embarked on a career working undercover. International drug baron, contract killer, trader in arms, counterfeit currency and handler of high-value stolen goods, I portrayed them all for over a decade. I became the most commended cop of my generation.
Then it all went wrong. The FBI discovered a plot to murder me and I entered the witness protection programme. My police career was coming to an end.
In 2001 my autobiography was published, and I entered the world of the media. I began to commentate on crime, policing and more, and I worked, and still do, as a story consultant to TV and film production companies. My autobiography, The Gangbuster, was published in 2001, and continues to sell. I have written two more books, On The Run and To Catch a Killer which was published in 2018.
In recent years I have written three plays for BBC Radio 4, and in 2015 I became involved in a new programme for Channel 4, entitled Hunted. I left that show in 2018 to pursue other opportunities.
I am now the presenter of New Scotland Yard Files on CBS Reality.
I have made it my life’s work to hunt down Kevin Parle. I shall not rest until he is captured. ‘Manhunt; Finding Kevin Parle’ is an award winning BBC podcast about my hunt for him. Please follow this link to listen to the first 12 episodes – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p054dybk Manhunt will return after lockdown is lifted.
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