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Letters of gangster and cult leader to go under hammer

Prison letters written by London gangster Reggie Kray and US death cult leader Charles Manson are to go under the hammer.

The “murderbelia” has been put up for sale by a collector and offers a rare insight into the minds of two of the 20th century’s most infamous criminals.

Kray’s letters, written across 20 pages and dated over several days in mid-July 1998, are said to be coded instructions to outside associates.

In the letters, Kray wrote: “Go to work for the fee. I’m so proud of all you’ve achieved.”

Reggie died in 2000. His letters are expected to fetch hundreds of pounds at Glasgow’s McTear’s Auctioneers on Thursday.

A second lot contains a letter by Charles Manson, serving a life sentence for his part in the murder of the pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others.


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