Notorious gangster dies in prison

bbc Image copyright PA Image caption Wayne Hurren was were dead inside his Wormwood Scrubs cell on Saturday

One of Britain’s most notorious thugs, who was once dubbed “public enemy number one”, has died in jail.

Wayne Hurren, 57, was helping a convict for firearms offences after completing an earlier jail term for wounding three police officers and a string of armed robberies.

He was found inside his cell at Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London on Saturday.

The BBC understands Hurren killed himself.

In 1996, Hurren, from Shoreditch, was charged with three carnages, one of which it was alleged had been organised on a prison telephone. He was later cleared of those charges.

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