Crime World Long Read: 'Fat' Freddie - The violent story of Ireland's most feared mobster (Part 1)
Nicola Tallant charts the rise to power and spectacular fall of 'Fat' Freddie Thompson
Nicola Tallant tells the story of 'Fat' Freddie Thompson, one of Ireland's most-feared mobsters.
From his rise as a street fighter in Dublin to becoming the head of a gangland murder machine, we retrace the violent steps he took on his rise to power and how gardai finally ended his bloody reign of terror.
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