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Just 30 years ago, gangster Harold Shand was sitting in the back of a London taxi taking a one-way ride.

18th July, 2009

Just 30 years ago, gangster Harold Shand was sitting in the back of a London taxi taking a one-way ride.

A young IRA gunman covered him from the front seat. Shand knew the game was up, and that accidentally getting on the wrong side of the IRA had lost him his American backers in a London Docklands development scheme, and seemed about to cost him his life.

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