Gloves Off New Tricks


Gloves Off

Crime drama. When the gun used to murder a talented young boxer 15 years ago surfaces in an armed robbery, UCOS are drawn into the darker side of professional boxing.


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Sandra.

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You been waiting long?

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30 seconds is too long in this place.

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Who sent you this?

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Mate on the Flying Squad. Nick Kellogg, who shot the Security Guard, is here on remand, awaiting trial.

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-Things are looking up.

-I doubt it.

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I'm Detective Superintendent Pullman, this is Jack Halford, UCOS.

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You must be thrilled.

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Do you know what this is?

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-Pass.

-It's a ballistics report on the gun you were carrying.

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Bad news is it's the same gun that was used to kill a guy called Eddie Mayfair in 1999.

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-Never heard of him.

-Eddie was a boxer, 21.

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I saw him fight once. He was very good. Until somebody shot him.

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-Hang on, are you trying to dump this on me?

-We know you were doing time in '99, so we're not looking at you.

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-All we want to know is where you got the gun.

-Don't be silly.

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Silly was getting caught with it.

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Whoever it was gave it to you didn't care that you were carrying a murder weapon, did he?

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Help us and you can only help yourself at your trial. A name.

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Look, I'm sorry...

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you must have mistaken me for something that looks like grass.

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-So you're happy to give up the chance of a favourable word in the judge's ear?

-Last time of asking.

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I tell you what...

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..why don't you take that report,

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and you roll it up nice and tight

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and then you shove it where a monkey shoves his nuts?

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# It's all right, it's OK

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# Doesn't really matter if you're old and grey

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# It's all right, I say, it's OK

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# Listen to what I say

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# It's all right, doing fine

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# Doesn't really matter if the sun don't shine

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# It's all right, I say, it's OK

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# We're getting to the end of the day. #

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CLASSICAL SINGING PLAYS OVER SCENE

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Quick hands.

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Oof!

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Mind you, this Joseph's not as bad as I thought he was going to be.

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Now, watch this.

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Bang!

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And, goodnight, Nurse. Oh, he really was quality, wasn't he?

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-Top drawer.

-Quality what? There's a doctor in the ring, cos the other fella's not moving!

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-Milton Joseph ended up in hospital. Injuries were so bad he never fought again.

-That's appalling!

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-Well, it's boxing. I mean, nobody WANTS it to happen...

-It's brutal.

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Brutal? It's barbaric.

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-You don't know what you're talking about.

-I know boxing's nothing more than legitimised thuggery.

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-The nearest you ever got to a ring was your playpen.

-I suppose you did!

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-I did, as it happens, and I'm proud of it.

-Oh, aye, I'll bet. That would explain the brain damage.

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-Oi!

-Oh, shut up!

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Jack, please, lay out all the gory details for us.

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November 1999. Eddie Mayfair was found shot dead at 8am

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by two cleaners in the gym above the Sun in Splendour pub in Stepney.

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That was exactly a week after that fight. No-one heard the shot or saw anyone go in and out of the building.

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Last person to see him alive was his best mate, Danny Branston,

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who saw him leave for the gym about 6:30 in the morning.

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-Branston? He was a pro fighter too, weren't he?

-Used to spar for Eddie.

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He went on to fight for the British welterweight title against, erm...

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- Steve Grint. - In Manchester.

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-Yeah, it was stopped in the third...

-Fourth. Stopped in the fourth.

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-Branston had cuts over both eyes. His cornerman couldn't stem the left one.

-So, are you a fight fan, sir?

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-It has been known. Started at school. I boxed for my House.

-Did you?

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Yeah, and at university. I remember Eddie Mayfair very well. Tough. Big puncher.

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13 straight wins undefeated, eight KOs.

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Danny Branston and Eddie's family and friends were convinced Milton Joseph, or someone close to him,

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shot Eddie in revenge for what had happened the week before.

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But how could he have done, if he was in hospital?

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-He came out the day before Eddie was killed.

-The Murder Squad got next to nothing out of Milton and co,

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so with no information, no forensics, case went nowhere.

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Until last week, when the murder weapon reappeared.

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Now, interestingly, both Danny Branston and Milton Joseph have since gained criminal records.

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-So why don't you start with them?

-What a good idea, sir.

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Who'd have thought it? Stwickers a pugilist!

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Hello? Hello?

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-Anyone home...

-Yeah!

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All right, er...

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-Can't give you more than 200 for that, mate.

-Come again?

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The scrap prices are low.

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-Do what?!

-Danny Branston?

-Might be. Who wants to know?

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I'm Jack Halford, this is Gerry Standing, Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad.

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We'd like to talk to you about Eddie Mayfair.

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-Eddie? What's happened, somebody finally put their hands up?

-Not exactly.

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We're re-examining the case. And we'd like to know what you remember.

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You saw him the morning he died.

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I was staying at his mum and dad's, yeah.

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We'd only just stopped celebrating him getting the title shot.

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-Eddie was up early as usual and went off to start getting himself back into shape.

-And you?

-No.

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Early mornings was Eddie's thing, not mine.

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I was going to join him later...

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then I got the call.

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I saw you fight Steve Grint.

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That was unlucky. That was a nasty cut.

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Yeah, that's how it goes, innit?

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I was all right, I could throw a few,

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nothing like Eddie, though. That boy was mustard,

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real deal.

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We was like that, me and Ed.

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We had such a laugh together.

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After he died... it was never the same.

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Everything changed.

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Like you getting a criminal record.

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-I fell in with the wrong crowd.

-Wrong crowd?

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Look, it was a one-off, all right? A stupid mistake.

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What about uniform being called to your flat about a domestic?

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Was that a one-off as well?

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It must have been, cos they ain't been back.

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So you're not involved in the fight game any more?

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No, not really.

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-I work the corners for the odd bout every now and then. Cutsman.

-Oh, yeah?

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Yeah... It's nothing like fighting, though, is it?

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-So, you boys going to go talk to Milton?

-Milton Joseph?

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-Yeah. He's the one that did it, ain't he?

-Really?

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Course he did. Look, Eddie put paid to him good and proper.

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It was the end of Milton's dream, weren't it?

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No more payday, no more glory.

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Just a battered-up old nobody.

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So, that's what you think?

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Not just me.

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Ask around.

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'I said everything I've got to say about him after he died.'

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I have nothing to do with killing that man.

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You came out of hospital the day before Eddie Mayfair was shot.

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Yeah...on sticks.

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I was in no fit state. And I was with...

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-friends.

-We're going to talk to them too. Plus your manager.

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Mitch Graham? I want to be around for that conversation. He's in a hole in the ground.

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He's dead?

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Well, if he's not he's doing a damn good impression.

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What, you didn't know he died? Wow...

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you must be headed for promotion.

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-How'd it happen?

-Car crash on the M4.

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Car he was in overturned. Mitch was a good man.

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A lot of people thought you wanted to kill Eddie Mayfair, because of how the fight ended.

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You, badly hurt...humiliated.

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A lot of people want to bring back hanging. Don't mean they're not talking shit.

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Look, I went through this 11 years ago. You found out nothing to put me there when the guy died.

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And no-one saw a black guy go in and out of that hole in Stepney, so why don't you just leave me alone?

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11 years ago, you were clean.

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Four years ago, you beat a guy senseless at a red light.

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He spat in my face.

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You put him in hospital.

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I got a suspended sentence.

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The judge said I was "severely provoked".

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Oh. Is that what happens when you get severely provoked?

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So, Milton... who do YOU think killed Eddie?

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Pass.

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Don't you want to know?

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If only to finally clear the cloud that's over your head?

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There's no cloud over me, because I know what I know.

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He's dead.

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Who killed him?

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Now, do you want something to eat or drink?

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Then don't waste my time.

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Cor, it must be, what, 30 years since I've been here.

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-35.

-Yeah!

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Look, she didn't actually say wait outside.

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-We could go in and just...

-Too late.

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God, it's a monstrosity, isn't it?

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-RADIO: '..is shining here at the Oval...'

-Ah, it's great, innit?

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-Wonderful.

-Excuse me. Detective Superintendent Pullman.

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-I called earlier about taking a look upstairs.

-That way.

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Thank you.

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-Oh, no, did you hear that? We've only lost another wicket!

-I know...

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No, no, no, let him come on to you! Suck him in, then counter.

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You go toe to toe with Hunter and he'll knock you flat on your arse!

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-Doug Palmer?

-Yes, madam?

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Detective Superintendent Pullman.

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We're here about Eddie Mayfair. We're investigating his murder.

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All right, all right, that's enough.

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Don, go and take a shower.

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-Eric, do some bloody work.

-All right...

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Excuse my French. Eddie. Yeah.

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Downstairs said you was coming in.

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You trained him.

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I had that singular honour, yeah.

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I saw him a couple of times. I was there when he beat Mark Jago.

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Were you?! Yeah, that was a bit of a ding-dong, weren't it?

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- Class will out. - You're a man of taste, sir.

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You obviously knew Eddie very well.

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-What was he like?

-Pound for pound, the best fighter I ever trained.

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And in the ring,

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probably the best puncher I ever saw.

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I loved him. One of the biggest regrets of my life

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-was being with Harry at the Dorchester that morning, instead of here.

-Harry?

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Harry Gallo. Eddie's manager,

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and my good friend.

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If I'd have been here, maybe...

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You might have been dead an' all.

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Yeah, well...

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He was a sweet boy, Eddie. Sweet boy.

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-And he was ready for it.

-"It"?

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Everything that was coming to him.

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The show. The big time.

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He was made for it...no question.

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-Why was your meeting with Mr Gallo so early?

-Eddie.

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We were discussing his title shot.

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It was tricky because of what happened to Milton.

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Talking up Eddie's chances so soon after in public would have

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come across as pretty crass, so we had to be secretive about it.

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Secretive? At the Dorchester Hotel?

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Harry kept a suite there.

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He's a showman. Likes to do things with style. Even when it's on the QT.

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Erm, who do you think shot Eddie?

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I've no idea.

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Doesn't make sense. Everybody loved him.

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I doubt Milton did.

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No! Milton's a good lad.

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I don't buy it. All that manure about him and his people.

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Even after Eddie finished his career so brutally?

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Eddie knocked opponents out.

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That's why people went to see him.

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He was a crowd pleaser.

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The Hackney Hammer.

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They loved him.

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We all did.

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Is that the way to the changing room?

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Er, yeah. Er, if the boy's still in there, chuck him out.

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Yeah, sad.

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The alcohol?

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Couldn't you smell it?

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Oh...sorry.

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See anything you like?

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-It's a vast improvement from looking at you lot all day long.

-That kind of physique is very overrated.

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Well, Brian, you would say that.

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It's near-enough unchanged. Not even a lick of paint.

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Eddie was shot in the chest at point-blank range,

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which suggests that, if someone got so near, he either knew his killer or...

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-Or they surprised him.

-One door.

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Yeah, and how did he get into the building? I mean, so early.

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-He was a special case so the pub gave him a key.

-Killer could have followed him in.

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-Well, the ease with which he came in and out suggests he knew the place.

-Knew enough not to leave any prints.

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Yeah, what I don't understand is how nobody in the street saw anyone leave.

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Well, early morning, area like this, probably pretty deserted that time of day.

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An area like this is called the East End.

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People have a habit of not seeing anything... especially when asked by the police.

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Pwoar...whole place stinks of sweat.

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Some women find that attractive.

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And you wonder why you never made it past Sergeant, Gerry.

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Oh, he's nice. That taller one.

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"Nice"?!

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What are you talking about? They're trying to kill each other.

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Well, that's boxing, isn't it?

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What kind of justification is that?

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Not everybody finds physical confrontation as upsetting as you do.

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What's that supposed to mean?

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Well, I mean, it can be quite elegant, can't it? Muhammad Ali...

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Oh, not you an' all!

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Anyway, it doesn't stop him being handsome.

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Handsome is as handsome does. And he's trying to DO him.

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Besides...he's dead. Murdered.

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Oh, that's a shame. HE SIGHS

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ESTHER TUTS Ooh!

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Yes, that's right.

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Not so pretty now, is he?

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Shall we eat?

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Yeah, that's great. OK, thanks a lot, bye.

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-GERRY GROANS

-Well, Milton's "people" are turning out to be a bit scarce.

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How do you mean?

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Well, his manager/trainer did die in a car crash. 2006.

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And out of all the other guys who were questioned back in '99 - Steven Garrido, also dead.

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Drive-by shooting in Balham, 2008.

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Kelwyn Baptiste was deported to Jamaica in 2003.

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Strickland's talking to the people over there and waiting for them to get back to him.

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But this Ashley McCollin, he just seems to have disappeared.

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Is he wanted for anything?

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-No, I don't think so.

-All sounds a bit unfortunate.

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And coincidental.

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Yeah, well, shit happens.

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Better try and see if there's anything more to it.

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What are you still watching that for?

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-Superintendent Pullman?

-Yes, and this is Brian Lane.

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Hi. I'm Harry's PA. Er, can I ask you what it is you want to see him about?

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We're re-examining the murder of one of Mr Gallo's former clients.

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An Eddie Mayfair.

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-Are you OK?

-Eddie was my son.

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Oh, my God. I'm so sorry...

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No, no...it's OK. It's just a bit of a shock, that's all.

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-Well, we've been trying to contact you.

-Please. Don't apologise.

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-Sorry, we didn't know you worked for Mr Gallo.

-I...I came here after Eddie's father died.

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He never got over what happened. Harry was really good to me.

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-Sorry.

-No. No, not at all.

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Come on, I'll take you to meet Harry.

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11 years on? Aren't you a bit late?

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The case remains open. We want to close it by finding his killer.

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Good. If only for Ronnie's sake.

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I'm not just saying it because she's here but...Eddie was quite something.

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I don't know if genius is the right word but I do know he was unique.

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As a boxer?

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I'm one of the top promoters this side of the Atlantic.

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I managed the boy...and I guided him.

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And if I tell you Eddie Mayfair was simply sensational,

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you'd better believe it.

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Ronnie, she brought him up in the right way, but he still had this... hunger. He was desperate to win.

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And when you have that combination, you've got a champion on your hands.

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-Who could have killed him?

-Well, a lot of people say it was Milton, because of what Eddie did to him.

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Truth is, I can't think of anyone else who would wish Eddie ill.

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And you have to say that Milton was badly damaged.

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What about some of the other boxers that Eddie bashed up?

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Boxing doesn't ordinarily make you desirous of that kind of revenge.

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It's a hard trade, but it's a bit more noble than that.

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Doug Palmer isn't so sure that Milton was responsible.

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Yeah, well...Doug's a romantic.

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Sentimental, even.

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He doesn't just think boxing's noble, he thinks it's pure.

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Yeah, and he's still working for you. Despite the drinking.

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Doug's a first-class trainer...

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and he's a friend. We go back a long way.

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Did you ever fall out with Eddie?

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I have to say I find that rather insulting.

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Especially in front of the boy's mother.

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That's a no, then, is it?

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Eddie would have gone on to make a lot of money, I presume.

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So his death must also have damaged you financially.

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If you want to look at it that way.

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Do you think the killer could have been targeting you,

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albeit in a rather extreme way?

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Well, you don't get where I am without upsetting some people along the way.

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But it's hard to believe they'd try to get to me by killing Eddie.

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Well, if they did, it obviously didn't work.

0:18:040:18:06

You've done very well since then.

0:18:060:18:08

I know my trade.

0:18:080:18:10

And I'm good at what I do.

0:18:100:18:12

But I'd give it all up to still have Eddie in my stable...still alive.

0:18:120:18:17

You've had other boxers. Good ones.

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Never another like him.

0:18:200:18:22

What about Danny Branston?

0:18:220:18:23

Not in Eddie's league.

0:18:230:18:25

Danny was a good man, though. He was... He was decent.

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If he weren't, Eddie's Eve wouldn't have married him.

0:18:290:18:32

-Eddie's Eve?

-Eve Aspinall. Her and Eddie were engaged.

0:18:320:18:35

It broke her heart, what happened, so...Danny helped her put it back together again.

0:18:350:18:40

Bit like Harry did for me.

0:18:400:18:43

We live together.

0:18:430:18:44

Best move I ever made.

0:18:440:18:46

Reckons he's one of the top promoters "this side of the Atlantic".

0:18:470:18:51

Lots of photos of sports stars all over the place.

0:18:510:18:53

It was only boxing when he started.

0:18:530:18:55

He's branched out into all sorts now. But he made his reputation by finding new young boxing talent.

0:18:550:19:00

Yeah, also has a reputation for not being able to hold on to them.

0:19:000:19:04

Gallo got a couple started, but they've tended to move on.

0:19:040:19:07

-Really?

-Yeah, there was an article about him in The Ring magazine last year.

0:19:070:19:11

-Still nothing from the Jamaican authorities. I'll try and chivvy them up.

-Thank you.

0:19:110:19:16

So, Danny and Eve Aspinall. Eddie's former girlfriend is now married to his best mate.

0:19:170:19:23

Yeah, maybe they just wanted to comfort each other.

0:19:230:19:26

Still it's neat and tidy, unlike Milton's lot.

0:19:260:19:28

I wouldn't call it neat. I'd call it incestuous. The whole boxing world.

0:19:280:19:33

Oh, don't start all that again!

0:19:330:19:34

Well, look at that crowd at the fight!

0:19:340:19:38

They were baying for blood!

0:19:380:19:39

-Might as well have been dog-fighting or bear-baiting.

-Listen, you idiot, boxing channels aggression.

0:19:390:19:45

It's the best way of stopping young blokes becoming thugs.

0:19:450:19:48

Oh, right, so...Eddie Mayfair being shot in the chest

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and his best mate being done for receiving stolen goods,

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and Milton's close circle, killed in a drive-by shooting, deported, disappeared,

0:19:570:20:02

-that's a boxing success story, is it?

-Guys, can we get back to the point, please?

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No, the point is that boxing is purely nihilistic.

0:20:060:20:09

It teaches you nothing except might is right.

0:20:090:20:12

I tell you what it taught me.

0:20:120:20:14

-It taught me that you are a grade-A, 22-carat prat!

-Enough!

0:20:140:20:19

-Who can't accept that a physical challenge between two grown men...

-Oh, here we go!

0:20:190:20:23

..going head to head, toe to toe, is a simple but honest test of bravery.

0:20:230:20:27

-Really?

-Yeah! And you know what I think? I think it scares you.

0:20:270:20:32

-Yeah, it's a sign of cowardice.

-What did you say?

0:20:320:20:35

-I said, enough!

-You heard.

0:20:350:20:37

-Call me a coward?!

-And the rest!

0:20:370:20:39

Piss off!

0:20:400:20:42

Ohh! Ohhh!

0:20:420:20:44

Ohh, that really hurt.

0:20:440:20:46

Brilliant.

0:20:460:20:48

Brian, go and get yourself cleaned up.

0:20:480:20:51

Jack...get him out of here!

0:20:510:20:53

I didn't hit him hard.

0:20:570:20:59

Well, you saw it, he came at me. It was instinct!

0:20:590:21:03

Well, say something.

0:21:030:21:04

I thought your footwork was a bit rusty.

0:21:040:21:07

This is it.

0:21:070:21:09

Oh, yeah. Very tasteful!

0:21:090:21:12

Well, not bad for a 34-year-old scrap dealer.

0:21:120:21:15

Eve Branston?

0:21:200:21:22

-I'm Jack Halford, this is Gerry Standing.

-Are you here about Eddie?

0:21:220:21:26

-That's right.

-Come in.

-Thank you.

0:21:260:21:27

I am so glad you're doing this.

0:21:290:21:31

Just for people to know, you know?

0:21:310:21:33

His mum, friends...

0:21:330:21:36

It's just about doing what's right, isn't it?

0:21:370:21:39

Well, maybe with your help, we'll get a result.

0:21:390:21:42

Do you remember the fight between Eddie and Milton?

0:21:420:21:45

I remember around it.

0:21:450:21:47

I never used to watch Eddie in the ring. I found it too painful. Coffee?

0:21:480:21:53

-Thank you.

-Yeah, that'd be nice.

0:21:530:21:55

After the fight, did Eddie seem upset at all? Worried?

0:21:550:22:00

No. He used to...

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Please.

0:22:020:22:03

..get anxious before a bout, but afterwards he was always excited.

0:22:030:22:07

He was overjoyed really.

0:22:070:22:09

Especially this one. The chance to fight for the title and everything.

0:22:090:22:12

-Thank you.

-Cheers.

0:22:140:22:15

Is it right that you were away the day Eddie died?

0:22:170:22:20

Paris.

0:22:220:22:23

Eddie had paid for me and my mum to go away for the weekend.

0:22:250:22:29

He was going to join us. It was going to be a special...

0:22:330:22:36

-I'm sorry.

-No, no, no, just...take your time.

0:22:420:22:46

I'm OK.

0:22:470:22:49

Eventually, you started going out with Danny Branston.

0:22:490:22:52

Danny and I always used to cry when we saw each other.

0:22:530:22:56

I'd just lost the... love of my life,

0:22:570:23:02

the man I loved, and, er, Danny his best friend.

0:23:020:23:06

Brought us together, I suppose.

0:23:060:23:08

The police were called to your flat not long after you were married.

0:23:080:23:12

You called them,

0:23:130:23:15

about Danny.

0:23:150:23:16

No marriage is perfect.

0:23:170:23:19

It wasn't easy for either of us in the beginning, Danny and me.

0:23:210:23:25

Well, we didn't have any money for a start.

0:23:250:23:28

Danny wasn't a big star like Eddie, you know.

0:23:290:23:33

He was always getting letters from the bank.

0:23:330:23:35

-Doesn't look like he's getting 'em any more.

-No, Danny is a good provider. We're doing very well.

0:23:350:23:41

-Did Eddie mention anyone with a grudge, someone who might have wanted to hurt him?

-Yeah, loads in the ring.

0:23:410:23:47

But not outside.

0:23:470:23:49

After the fight, did he talk about Milton at all?

0:23:490:23:52

-No.

-Was he sorry that Milton ended up in hospital?

0:23:520:23:55

No. No, I don't think he was.

0:23:550:23:59

You must have been very young when you first met Eddie?

0:23:590:24:02

Just 16.

0:24:020:24:04

I met him when he first came to Hackney.

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I thought he came from Hackney.

0:24:090:24:10

No. He moved there in 1995.

0:24:100:24:14

So he was, well, just 17.

0:24:140:24:16

Where did he move from?

0:24:160:24:18

South of the river. Stockwell, I think.

0:24:180:24:21

Apparently, he was a right terror, getting into fights and stuff.

0:24:210:24:24

-In Stockwell?

-Yeah.

0:24:240:24:27

His mum thought he needed a bit of a firm hand before it got out of hand.

0:24:270:24:32

Channelled it all into his boxing.

0:24:320:24:35

It's hard to believe, but...you look like you've been in a fight.

0:24:420:24:45

Just listen, yeah?

0:24:450:24:48

-Oh...so you lost.

-Ashley McCollin. Where can we find him?

-Don't ask me.

0:24:480:24:53

I ain't seen him in a long time.

0:24:530:24:55

He's one of your best friends. Was.

0:24:550:24:57

-Along with Kelwyn Baptiste, Steven Garrido...

0:24:570:25:00

I ain't seen him. I ain't seen any of 'em.

0:25:000:25:03

-What, you lose touch with friends just like that?

-Yeah. I lost touch.

0:25:030:25:07

People go their separate ways, but you still tend to hear about them.

0:25:070:25:11

I mean, you'd hear if they'd been in a car crash, or shot, deported...

0:25:110:25:17

Your friends have some bad luck, don't they, Milton?

0:25:170:25:20

-What you talking about?

-Ashley.

0:25:200:25:22

Not dead as well, is he? Cos then we'd have to start wondering whether this really was just bad luck.

0:25:220:25:26

You know, I think you're trying to scare me.

0:25:280:25:30

And I ain't scared of you.

0:25:300:25:32

And I think there's something you're not saying. Which is...?

0:25:320:25:35

OK. Well, if you do hear about your friends

0:25:380:25:41

you will let me know, won't you?

0:25:410:25:42

-UCOS?

-Yes, you just spoke to some of our colleagues yesterday.

0:25:510:25:54

-What is it? Have you found something?

-More something we haven't found.

0:25:540:25:59

I hear that Eddie wasn't born in Hackney.

0:25:590:26:01

That you moved there when he was about 17.

0:26:010:26:04

-That's right, yeah.

-From Stockwell?

0:26:040:26:07

-I hear he got into a bit of trouble.

-Well, not really. Just a bit of... teenage stuff. Nothing serious.

0:26:070:26:13

Eddie was in a gang and me and his father weren't happy about it.

0:26:130:26:15

-What sort of gang?

-Well, just... boys. We were right to move.

0:26:150:26:19

Most of the kids he hung out with are inside now.

0:26:190:26:22

-Who else was in the gang, can you remember any names?

-Er...Dermot Thomas.

0:26:220:26:27

Er, Gary Harris. Nick Kellogg...

0:26:270:26:30

-What are you doing?

-I'm watching the boxing match.

-I can see that.

0:26:330:26:37

-I just can't quite believe it, that's all.

-Oh, don't be so sanctimonious.

0:26:370:26:41

I don't see that indulging the baser aspects of human nature by willingly exposing your...

0:26:410:26:46

-Look, have you seen this?

-Yeah, the trainer's footage. Of course I have.

0:26:460:26:50

No. Here. This.

0:26:500:26:53

Look, just before the end of the fight.

0:26:540:26:58

-There, see?

-What?

0:26:580:27:00

What's he saying?

0:27:000:27:02

-Saying?

-The black boy.

0:27:020:27:04

"Get off me, you maniac," I imagine.

0:27:040:27:07

No, I don't think so.

0:27:070:27:09

He almost looks...surprised.

0:27:090:27:11

Hmm, he's about to be.

0:27:110:27:13

You see? He's not saying anything now.

0:27:150:27:19

-I prefer the other one.

-That's cos you don't know her.

0:27:230:27:26

Sit down.

0:27:260:27:28

The gun.

0:27:340:27:36

I'm sorry, you've lost me already.

0:27:380:27:40

Well, did you buy it outright or did you rent it from an armourer?

0:27:400:27:42

-What's so funny?

-You.

0:27:440:27:46

-You're very old-fashioned, do you know that?

-Yeah, yes, I know. I know, I'm ancient.

0:27:460:27:51

But, you know, being so old helps me to recognise certain aspects of human behaviour, such as lying.

0:27:510:27:58

Now, you're a liar, Nick.

0:27:580:27:59

Archetypal. For instance, you lied when you said you didn't know Eddie Mayfair.

0:27:590:28:04

Are you tired? Well, let's see if we can keep you awake.

0:28:040:28:09

We're going to solve Eddie's murder. I know it. I can feel it in my water.

0:28:090:28:13

That's another of the benefits of experience.

0:28:130:28:16

And when we bring his killer to trial, I'm going to make it known how much you helped me.

0:28:160:28:23

What you talking about?

0:28:240:28:25

I'm talking about when I give evidence in court.

0:28:250:28:28

I'm going to let your name slip.

0:28:280:28:30

Now, the judge will rule my remarks as hearsay and order them to be struck from the record,

0:28:300:28:35

the jury told to disregard them so that no-one will have heard your name.

0:28:350:28:39

Except, of course, the officials in court...

0:28:390:28:42

and the public gallery.

0:28:420:28:45

-You can't do that!

-Why not? I've done it before. Works a treat.

0:28:470:28:52

You bastard! You bastard!

0:28:570:29:00

Ba...argh!

0:29:000:29:02

HE CRIES IN PAIN

0:29:020:29:04

Ah, Guv'nor, the DVLA have come back negative

0:29:060:29:09

on Milton's old mate Ashley McCollin.

0:29:090:29:11

He lost his license in 2004. He hit a nine-year-old girl while speeding.

0:29:110:29:16

She ended up in a wheelchair and he got a three-year ban.

0:29:160:29:19

The point is, he hasn't renewed his license since.

0:29:190:29:22

Yeah, right. Like he's given up driving! I don't think so.

0:29:220:29:27

Maybe he's got himself a chauffeur? Maybe he's got himself a bicycle.

0:29:270:29:31

-HE SNORTS

-Haven't you kissed and made-up yet?

0:29:310:29:35

-He won't let me. I'm not his type.

-He called me a coward!

0:29:350:29:37

What did you say about boxing? What did you call it?

0:29:370:29:41

Nihilistic. Oh, look it up.

0:29:410:29:43

For heaven's sake! Will you two just get on or get out?!

0:29:430:29:47

Gerry, apologise.

0:29:470:29:48

I apologise.

0:29:500:29:52

I'm very, very, sorry.

0:29:520:29:55

-Brian?

-What, me?!

0:29:550:29:57

-Yes, you!

-Sorry.

0:29:570:30:00

I just spoke to the Jamaican Justice Department in Kingston.

0:30:000:30:03

Kelwyn Baptiste was shot and killed during a prison break in February 2008.

0:30:030:30:07

-What was he inside for?

-Murder.

0:30:070:30:10

Where's Jack?

0:30:120:30:14

Yes, the gun was hired.

0:30:140:30:17

But you don't get a name. Do you understand?

0:30:170:30:20

I never saw that piece until a fortnight ago, so...

0:30:200:30:23

OK. So what about Eddie?

0:30:230:30:27

Yeah, we was in Sweet Nine.

0:30:270:30:30

-Come again?

-Sweet Nine. We used to call ourselves after where we lived.

0:30:300:30:35

SW9? Sweet Nine.

0:30:350:30:37

Very imaginative.

0:30:370:30:39

Used to hang with guys from nearby. Gangs.

0:30:390:30:43

It got heavy. Ended up with us having a set-to with a crew from Camberwell.

0:30:430:30:47

Milton Joseph was on their team. Eddie cut him.

0:30:470:30:51

-Cut? You mean stabbed?

-Yeah.

0:30:510:30:54

They ran...

0:30:540:30:56

Actually, so did we.

0:30:560:30:59

-So Eddie and Milton knew each other?

-They hated each other.

0:30:590:31:03

And if you think we were bad, these men were maniacs.

0:31:030:31:07

Garrido, Ashley McCollin, Kelwyn Baptiste?

0:31:070:31:11

These are serious people. D'you know what I'm saying?

0:31:110:31:14

No-one's going to give them up.

0:31:140:31:16

If you want to know who fizzed Eddie, that's who you should be looking at.

0:31:170:31:21

OK?

0:31:210:31:22

But you didn't hear it from me.

0:31:240:31:26

MOBILE PHONE RINGS Oh?

0:31:280:31:31

-Oh! Er, look, Sandra, I'm sorry, but I...

-'Oh, I bet you are!'

0:31:320:31:37

I honestly thought he wouldn't talk if you were there. As it happens, he might well have done.

0:31:370:31:42

-'Meaning what?'

-He opened up.

0:31:420:31:45

He said he rented the gun from an armourer, but wouldn't give a name.

0:31:450:31:48

He also said that he and Eddie used to be in a gang in Stockwell.

0:31:480:31:52

And get this. Their gang used to come up against

0:31:520:31:55

-'another bunch from Camberwell starring?'

-Milton Joseph.

0:31:550:31:58

McCollin, Garrido...

0:31:580:32:00

-'Baptiste...'

-Ah, now, Kelwyn Baptiste is dead.

0:32:000:32:04

He was shot busting out of a Jamaican prison in 2008.

0:32:040:32:07

And back in the nineties, Eddie stabbed Milton.

0:32:070:32:10

-'Stabbed him?'

-Well, maybe Milton forgot to mention it?

0:32:100:32:14

Kellogg just told you all this, did he?

0:32:140:32:16

Well, perhaps it was playing on his conscience.

0:32:160:32:18

-What did you do to get him to talk?

-Say that again, I didn't catch it!

0:32:180:32:22

-I said, what did you do to...?

-No, you're breaking up. I'm in a tunnel.

0:32:220:32:26

HE HANGS UP

0:32:260:32:28

-Time to talk, Milton.

-That's it, this is harassment, man!

0:32:360:32:39

You think this is harassment? Wait till the lawyers get on your case.

0:32:390:32:43

You hear that, everyone? This woman's threatening me now!

0:32:430:32:46

-Let's not do it here, where you can only embarrass yourself.

-Girl, I ain't the one who looks stupid.

0:32:460:32:52

Girl? Wow, flattered. OK...if that's what you want.

0:32:520:32:56

I've been going through the original notes on Eddie Mayfair's murder

0:32:560:33:00

and I can't find any mention in the interviews you did

0:33:000:33:03

-that you and he knew each other as teenagers.

-That's cos we didn't.

0:33:030:33:06

So you don't remember him stabbing you?

0:33:060:33:08

King's College Hospital, December the 19th, 1995, 11:18pm.

0:33:110:33:16

A Milton Emanuel Joseph was admitted to A&E with two knife wounds to the left buttock.

0:33:160:33:24

Not life threatening, but very humiliating.

0:33:240:33:26

Come on, you lied to the original investigation. D'you want to chance your arm a second time?

0:33:280:33:32

You might want to close early. He won't be back today.

0:33:360:33:39

I knew Mayfair...

0:33:410:33:43

when I was a kid. 15, 16.

0:33:430:33:48

And there was a lot of times we had a beef with each other.

0:33:480:33:53

But then, after he stabbed me, I ain't see him no more.

0:33:530:33:57

I heard he went north of the river, but I never seen him again until the fight.

0:33:570:34:02

Not till the weigh-in.

0:34:020:34:03

You must have felt very angry about being stabbed.

0:34:030:34:06

You could say that. But I never killed him.

0:34:060:34:09

-Is that because you got someone else to do it?

-No.

0:34:090:34:12

-I was going to get my revenge in the ring.

-KNOCK ON DOOR, DOOR OPENS

0:34:120:34:15

Well, I can see that that will be Plan A, except he beat you up.

0:34:160:34:21

-You don't understand.

-What don't I understand?

0:34:210:34:24

Listen to me.

0:34:260:34:28

I never said nothing back then, because...

0:34:280:34:31

What?

0:34:310:34:33

Because Eddie was supposed to throw the fight.

0:34:330:34:35

Wasn't he, Milton? Yeah.

0:34:360:34:40

The great Eddie Mayfair.

0:34:400:34:42

-He was supposed to take a dive.

-Except he didn't.

0:34:420:34:46

No, exactly.

0:34:460:34:49

-BOXING MATCH ON TV

-You ever watch this?

0:34:490:34:52

-No, I suppose you wouldn't.

-Right, here we go. Look.

0:34:540:34:58

Now I'll just rewind that.

0:35:060:35:09

Now this time, here, listen.

0:35:140:35:17

CROWD CHEERING

0:35:170:35:20

-Listen to what? All I can hear is...

-Yeah, hang on.

0:35:200:35:24

A bit more magic of sound separation and then we have...

0:35:240:35:30

'What you doing? What you playing at, man?'

0:35:300:35:32

You're supposed to go down! Go down! THE CLIP IS STOPPED

0:35:320:35:36

-You're supposed to go down?

-Which I presume means take a dive. Correct?

0:35:360:35:41

But if you thought he was supposed to throw the fight, and he didn't,

0:35:410:35:45

-doesn't that give you more reason to want to kill him?

-No, no way.

0:35:450:35:50

Look, I got...b-beat, but I still thought I might have a career.

0:35:500:35:56

That's why I never said nothing back in '99.

0:35:560:35:58

-How do you know he was supposed to throw the fight? Who told you?

-Kelwyn Baptiste.

0:35:580:36:03

He told me not to worry, he knew for sure the fight was...

0:36:030:36:07

the fight was mine and that I was going to get a title shot.

0:36:070:36:11

Well, that's great, apart from the small fact that Kelwyn is dead. So who else knew?

0:36:110:36:15

-No-one that I know of.

-Oh, come on! You know you're going to win the title and don't get any mates

0:36:150:36:20

-to bet on the result?

-I was told to keep my mouth shut. Seriously closed. That's the truth. I swear.

0:36:200:36:26

So what happened, they told you, but they didn't tell Eddie?

0:36:260:36:29

I don't know! Look, he was supposed to go down,

0:36:290:36:32

that's all I was told. Instead he goes ape!

0:36:320:36:35

And it's me on the floor.

0:36:360:36:40

It's me.

0:36:400:36:42

And I'm gone.

0:36:440:36:45

Why d'you think I end up with no money?

0:36:480:36:51

Working in a lousy cafe for a living? Huh?!

0:36:510:36:56

-Where's Madam?

-Oh, she's gone with Brian to see Dougie the dypso.

0:36:590:37:03

-No, no, don't take your coat off. You're not stopping.

-Where we going?

0:37:030:37:07

Dulwich. The National Records Office been back to me.

0:37:070:37:10

-In 2004, Ashley McCollin changed his name by deed poll to Ainsley O'Connor.

-Did he?

0:37:100:37:16

Yeah, his mummy's maiden name. Sweet, eh?

0:37:160:37:19

-Yeah, it's nice out there, I'll put the roof down.

-We're not going in yours!

0:37:190:37:23

Afternoon. How's it going?

0:37:330:37:35

Well, we spoke to Milton Joseph a short time ago.

0:37:350:37:38

-Oh, yeah? How's he doing?

-He said something that, had you been straight with us,

0:37:380:37:43

-we would've heard from you.

-I'm sorry, I don't understand.

0:37:430:37:46

The fight with Eddie. Maybe it wasn't so clear-cut as it seemed?

0:37:460:37:50

-What you talking about?

-Milton said the fight was supposed to have been fixed.

-Fixed?!

0:37:500:37:55

-Yeah, Eddie was supposed to have thrown it.

-No!

0:37:550:37:58

It's a lie, he's lying. Eddie would never...

0:37:580:38:02

Doug, we're not trying to...

0:38:020:38:03

No! I'm not having you come in here casting mud on the reputation

0:38:030:38:08

of one of the finest kids that ever put on gloves. Get out!

0:38:080:38:12

Nice car.

0:38:230:38:25

Nice place.

0:38:250:38:27

-Thank you.

-Ainsley O'Connor?

0:38:310:38:34

-You'll be from the Met.

-Yes, I'm Jack Halford, this is Gerry Standing.

0:38:340:38:37

Unsolved Crimes and Open Case Squad.

0:38:370:38:40

-We're re-investigating the murder of Eddie Mayfair.

-Uh-huh.

0:38:400:38:44

You used to be Ashley McCollin.

0:38:440:38:46

Used to be.

0:38:480:38:49

You weren't easy to find.

0:38:490:38:51

-I would hope so. I left Ashley behind a long time ago.

-Because?

0:38:510:38:55

Because...he was not an advantageous person to be.

0:38:550:38:59

Ainsley O'Connor is... somewhat more refined.

0:38:590:39:03

I'd like to talk to the other you. The one that knew Eddie Mayfair.

0:39:030:39:07

Eddie who?

0:39:070:39:08

You were in rival gangs when you were kids.

0:39:080:39:11

Something you didn't tell the original enquiry when Eddie was murdered.

0:39:110:39:16

Sit down.

0:39:160:39:17

-Thank you.

-Cheers.

0:39:170:39:20

I don't know about now. I don't tend to have much to do with ordinary policemen,

0:39:200:39:25

unless we're playing golf, but back then,

0:39:250:39:27

I found they had a habit of putting two and two together and making six.

0:39:270:39:31

-You were there when Eddie stabbed Milton.

-Yeah, I was.

0:39:310:39:36

And Milton was not happy about it. But you want to know if, four years later, Milton killed Eddie Mayfair?

0:39:360:39:42

Or got someone else to do it?

0:39:420:39:44

No. And if you had proof, me or Milton would be under arrest.

0:39:460:39:50

-Give us time.

-Time?

0:39:500:39:52

You've had 11 years.

0:39:520:39:55

HE SIGHS

0:39:550:39:56

We never killed him.

0:39:560:39:58

-Kelwyn Baptiste has killed someone since.

-Yeah, and Kelwyn's dead.

0:39:590:40:04

What stops everyone saying he pulled the trigger? Or Steven Garrido or Mitch Graham?

0:40:040:40:09

Any of them might have done it, but not me.

0:40:090:40:11

Why would I have taken such a stupid risk?

0:40:110:40:13

Because it cost you money.

0:40:130:40:16

-Say what?

-Because Eddie was supposed to take a dive

0:40:160:40:19

That information would've been worth a small fortune to a betting man.

0:40:190:40:23

Dive? Eddie Mayfair?!

0:40:230:40:25

Correct. And you lot must have lost a fortune between yourselves.

0:40:250:40:30

Yeah, they did.

0:40:300:40:32

-But not me.

-What do you mean?

0:40:320:40:35

I mean I didn't lose any money on that fight, because I backed Eddie.

0:40:350:40:40

What, you bet on Eddie Mayfair against your own friend?

0:40:400:40:44

Course I did. Yeah, I heard Eddie was supposed to go down,

0:40:440:40:47

-but I ain't that stupid.

-I'm not with you.

0:40:470:40:51

-Whoever it was decided that fight was going to be thrown, it wasn't Eddie.

-Why not?

0:40:510:40:56

Because he hated Milton! A guy like Eddie might roll over and take a count one day,

0:40:560:41:02

but in a title elimination against a guy he stabbed in the arse?! Get real.

0:41:020:41:07

I knew Milton, remember, better than anyone.

0:41:070:41:10

He didn't have a prayer. Look at him! He's a loser!

0:41:100:41:14

So how did you know Eddie was going to take a dive? Who told you?

0:41:140:41:17

-Heard it from a friend of mine. Bookie.

-Called?

0:41:170:41:20

-So how did he know?

-A guy from Eddie Mayfair's camp comes into my friend's shop.

0:41:220:41:28

This guy don't realise, but my friend recognises him.

0:41:280:41:31

-The guy puts two grand on Milton to win.

-So?

0:41:310:41:34

My friend knows of at least three other biggish bets

0:41:340:41:37

all put down by this same guy all with different bookmakers.

0:41:370:41:40

All that money on their own man to lose? Doesn't take much figuring out after that.

0:41:400:41:45

This "guy from the Mayfair camp" - does he have a name?

0:41:450:41:48

He's a sparring partner. Made a name for himself a few years later,

0:41:480:41:53

but he didn't have what it takes either.

0:41:530:41:56

-HE CLICKS HIS FINGERS

-Danny Branston. Another loser.

0:41:560:42:00

So what do you reckon? Bullshit?

0:42:030:42:06

Unfortunately, I don't think it was.

0:42:060:42:08

Listen, he might have changed his name, but I give you even money he's as bent as a nine bob note.

0:42:080:42:13

-You phoning the guv'nor?

-DVLA.

0:42:130:42:16

Doug Palmer got knocked down in the Mile End Road.

0:42:220:42:25

Been on a bender all afternoon. He's in the London Hospital.

0:42:250:42:28

How do you feel?

0:42:280:42:30

-I feel like I need a drink.

-Oh, I don't think so.

0:42:300:42:34

You were paralytic when the bus hit you.

0:42:340:42:37

Why did you go on a bender, Doug, straight after seeing us?

0:42:370:42:40

-Doesn't feel like a coincidence.

-It never was when I got hammered.

0:42:400:42:45

I was going to say, am I in trouble?

0:42:450:42:48

But it all seems a bit meaningless by comparison.

0:42:480:42:51

-Trouble?

-For not being totally straight with you.

0:42:510:42:55

-Saying I was with Harry when Eddie died.

-What, you weren't?

0:42:550:43:00

No.

0:43:000:43:01

Well, I mean, yes, I was.

0:43:010:43:04

But...not just him.

0:43:040:43:07

Go on.

0:43:070:43:10

I was supposed to meet Harry in his room at the Dorchester.

0:43:100:43:14

When I got there... I found the two of them.

0:43:140:43:18

Them?

0:43:180:43:19

Harry and Ronnie...together.

0:43:190:43:24

Eddie's mum?

0:43:240:43:26

Did you know they were sleeping together?

0:43:260:43:29

-No.

-Did Eddie know?

0:43:310:43:33

I don't know.

0:43:340:43:36

According to the DVLA,

0:43:390:43:41

Ainsley O'Connor passed his driving test in 2004.

0:43:410:43:45

-Four months before Ashley McCollin was banned.

-Very naughty.

0:43:450:43:49

But what's more to the point is that a Mr Ainsley O'Connor

0:43:490:43:53

was behind the wheel of the car in which Mitch Graham died.

0:43:530:43:56

So driving while banned with a license obtained through deception

0:43:560:44:01

-and killing someone! Very, very naughty!

-You still think he was telling the truth about the fight?

0:44:010:44:06

Yeah, Milton confirmed it - that's how they fell out.

0:44:060:44:09

Because Milton discovered that Ainsley / Ashley bet against him.

0:44:090:44:13

Despite what novels and films might say...

0:44:130:44:16

boxers throwing fights are incredibly rare, especially in this country.

0:44:160:44:20

-How would anyone know?

-It's very difficult to pull off.

0:44:200:44:23

Bookies are alerted to unusual betting patterns very quickly.

0:44:230:44:27

But if it was true and the fight was fixed?

0:44:270:44:29

-The only people with the power to fix fights are fighters, managers and promoters.

-Harry Gallo.

0:44:290:44:34

-Yeah, but why?

-The bet. The money.

0:44:340:44:37

Why would Harry Gallo risk everything with a potential gold mine in Eddie Mayfair anyway?

0:44:370:44:42

Yeah, and we also know that he and Ronnie have an alibi.

0:44:420:44:45

-Danny Branston doesn't!

-Well, then, you better make a move.

0:44:450:44:49

Oh, Jack. Don't use your mobile when you're driving.

0:44:500:44:54

Hello, Eve.

0:44:580:44:59

-Hi.

-Danny there?

-No, I'm afraid he's not here at the moment.

0:44:590:45:03

-Eve!

-Please!

0:45:030:45:05

-I told you. He's not here.

-Not been gone long, though, has he?

0:45:060:45:11

What was it about?

0:45:110:45:13

-Nothing.

-That's a lot of nothing.

0:45:130:45:16

It's never about anything.

0:45:160:45:19

Yeah, don't tell us, it only happens from time to time.

0:45:190:45:22

And in a nice, big detached house like this, I doubt if anyone else can hear.

0:45:220:45:26

-You don't have to put up with it, you know.

-Yeah!

0:45:260:45:29

-There are places you can go.

-Right!

0:45:290:45:32

Eddie ever hit you?

0:45:330:45:35

No, I didn't think so.

0:45:370:45:39

-What did you want to see Danny about?

-Where is he, at the yard?

0:45:400:45:45

Don't tell him!

0:45:470:45:50

That you've seen me.

0:45:500:45:53

Please.

0:45:540:45:55

Don't worry.

0:45:560:45:59

You lied, you lied about your alibi at the time of Eddie's death.

0:46:020:46:05

You both did. We know, because Doug Palmer just told us.

0:46:050:46:10

He told us about finding you both at the Dorchester.

0:46:100:46:13

-Look, Harry and I...

-Ronnie, Ronnie, it's OK, it's OK.

0:46:130:46:16

Yeah, we, er, did lie.

0:46:180:46:21

-But that was only because Ronnie's husband never knew.

-I bet he didn't.

0:46:210:46:25

We didn't mean for it to happen. We didn't want to hurt anyone.

0:46:250:46:28

-Did Eddie know?

-No.

-You sure about that?

-Yeah, course.

0:46:280:46:32

-Maybe that's why Eddie didn't take that dive, because he found out about you and his mum.

-A dive?!

0:46:320:46:37

Where do you get that crap? When's he supposed to have taken this dive?

0:46:370:46:41

-He had a straight 13-win career!

-The fight with Milton Joseph.

0:46:410:46:45

Oh, that fight where he put Milton in intensive care? I'm sorry, am I missing something here?

0:46:450:46:50

When Doug Palmer found out about your affair, how long did you think you could keep it secret?

0:46:500:46:56

-Did you intend to tell Eddie?

-I think we're through here, don't you?

0:46:560:47:01

Danny!

0:47:080:47:10

So...find anything out?

0:47:130:47:16

I found that, the longer I work on this case, the more difficult it is to know who's telling the truth.

0:47:160:47:23

-We've been told that Eddie was supposed to throw that fight with Milton.

-Now who told you that?

0:47:230:47:28

The same person who told us that you put a big bet on it.

0:47:280:47:32

-Well, whoever that was, they're lying.

-You see what I mean?

0:47:320:47:36

Now, you slept at Eddie's place the night before he died.

0:47:360:47:39

Now, you got up an hour or so after Eddie had gone to the gym?

0:47:390:47:43

And you saw Ronnie...

0:47:430:47:45

-Eddie's mum.

-Yeah, I think so.

-You think so?

0:47:450:47:49

It was years ago, weren't it? I mean, what did I say at the time?

0:47:490:47:53

You said you saw Ronnie up and about.

0:47:530:47:55

-Well, that's it, then.

-But how could you?

0:47:550:47:58

-She was at the Dorchester.

-I'm not with you.

0:47:580:48:01

Ronnie Mayfair was at the Dorchester Hotel that morning.

0:48:010:48:05

You see how hard my job is? Now I'm sorry to bang on about this,

0:48:050:48:09

but either Ronnie was there or she wasn't.

0:48:090:48:12

-I thought I saw her when I woke up, but...maybe I was mistaken!

-That's not good enough, Danny!

0:48:120:48:17

You see, out of all the people we've spoken to, you're the only one nobody saw that morning.

0:48:170:48:23

-Hold on, hold on, you're saying that I killed him?

-Well, did you?

0:48:230:48:27

Me? His best mate. Why would I kill him?

0:48:270:48:30

Cos you thought Eddie would lose that fight against Milton and laid down

0:48:300:48:34

eight grand in the hope of winning a great deal more.

0:48:340:48:37

Only it didn't quite work out that way, did it?

0:48:370:48:40

Are you out of your mind?! He was my best mate!

0:48:400:48:44

We sparred together, day in, day out.

0:48:440:48:46

Every fight he had, I was there, ringside, cheering him on!

0:48:460:48:50

And when he won, it was like...

0:48:500:48:54

it was just the best feeling.

0:48:540:48:57

We were like brothers!

0:48:570:48:59

Is that a fact?

0:48:590:49:01

-How'd it go with Harry and Ronnie?

-Well, they admitted the affair -

0:49:020:49:07

she was quite cut up about it - but they both denied any knowledge of Eddie throwing the fight.

0:49:070:49:11

-What's this?

-Oh, footage of Eddie's other fights.

0:49:110:49:14

-We could only find three.

-Oh, what a shame(!)

-Watch.

0:49:140:49:18

Here's a fight from earlier in the year.

0:49:180:49:22

-What am I supposed to be watching?

-Harry, Doug, Danny.

0:49:220:49:26

They're all in the ring at the end. Same as the other fights we watched.

0:49:260:49:31

Now watch this.

0:49:310:49:32

Eddie puts Milton down.

0:49:320:49:36

Now watch Gallo and Branston.

0:49:360:49:39

They're leaving.

0:49:390:49:41

And that's where they were sitting. Side by side.

0:49:410:49:44

-Where have they gone?

-You mean, why aren't they celebrating the greatest win in Eddie's career?

0:49:440:49:50

You see, what interests me is why this supposedly fixed fight ended up with the wrong result.

0:49:500:49:56

We know it's the wrong result, because a guy like you, who didn't have very much money at the time,

0:49:560:50:01

isn't going to lay out eight grand, unless it's a cert.

0:50:010:50:05

I never had a bet in my life, let alone eight grand.

0:50:050:50:09

Not one bet, a series of bets spread round different bookies.

0:50:090:50:12

But don't worry. We know that most of the cash can't have been yours.

0:50:120:50:17

Only person you knew with that kind of money was Harry Gallo.

0:50:170:50:20

-Harry Gallo?

-Harry thought Eddie would do as he was told. So did you.

0:50:200:50:25

-That's why you put everything on him throwing that fight.

-You reckon?

0:50:250:50:29

"Every fight he had, I was there, ringside, cheering him on!"

0:50:290:50:33

That's what you said. Well, where were you that night, Danny?

0:50:330:50:36

When Eddie was up there, beating his chest?!

0:50:360:50:39

Why weren't you and Harry straight into the ring, carrying your best mate shoulder high?

0:50:390:50:44

-Cos you had nothing to celebrate, did you? You were busy making other arrangements.

-Eddie's dead,

0:50:440:50:49

and the next thing we know, you've got his girl and a shot at the title.

0:50:490:50:53

People I've spoken to never rated you, Danny.

0:50:530:50:56

They said you had an easy path to the title fight.

0:50:560:50:59

Too easy.

0:50:590:51:01

That's Eddie screaming at two empty seats - yours and Harry's.

0:51:010:51:05

And he's screaming, because he knows he's had you over.

0:51:050:51:09

He's won and there was nothing you could do about it.

0:51:090:51:13

And that's why you killed him.

0:51:130:51:15

You got nothing.

0:51:210:51:23

Oh, I think we have.

0:51:230:51:26

I think we've got more than enough.

0:51:260:51:28

Do you want anything?

0:51:390:51:42

Glass of water?

0:51:420:51:43

He did it, didn't he?

0:51:500:51:52

Yes.

0:51:520:51:54

But I'm sorry, he's right. We haven't got enough.

0:51:540:51:58

Eve, if we can prove it, he'll go down for a long, long time.

0:52:000:52:04

Long enough for you never to have to worry about him ever again, I promise you.

0:52:040:52:08

He has a lock-up. It's in Tufnell Park.

0:52:110:52:16

Jack. It turns out Mr Branston is a member of a very large and very unusual gun club.

0:52:490:52:56

You took your time. Can I go now?

0:52:570:53:00

Sit down.

0:53:000:53:02

I wanted to tell you something off the record.

0:53:080:53:10

The reason this case got kick-started again is because the weapon

0:53:100:53:14

that killed Eddie suddenly turned up three weeks ago.

0:53:140:53:18

Very stupidly, someone allowed themselves to get nicked

0:53:180:53:22

carrying that gun, having rented it from an underworld armourer.

0:53:220:53:27

Now it would be almost impossible for us to track that gun back over the years

0:53:270:53:32

and link it to anyone who might have handled it...

0:53:320:53:35

-Look, mate, my missus is going to wonder where I've got to.

-In this case, it's not necessary.

0:53:350:53:40

Because the person who was found with that gun has told us where he got it.

0:53:400:53:45

In fact, Nick Kellogg has been very helpful all round.

0:53:450:53:50

-No, you're full of shit.

-Oh, now, don't worry.

0:53:530:53:57

He'll go down for armed robbery. But he reckons that, by helping us,

0:53:570:54:03

he'll be out a lot earlier than you.

0:54:030:54:07

Especially now we've got your lock up.

0:54:070:54:09

No, no, no, no! This is not happening!

0:54:130:54:17

-You tell him he'll be picking up his teeth with broken fingers!

-What's happening?!

-What did I say?

0:54:170:54:24

You tell him, Halford, let's see how chatty he is with a broken jaw!

0:54:240:54:27

You can't keep coming here without any prior warning.

0:54:320:54:35

Yeah, well, I think this'll be the last time.

0:54:350:54:39

Are you trying to prove something? Waltzing in...

0:54:390:54:42

Harold Ryan Gallo, I am arresting you on suspicion of involvement in the murder

0:54:420:54:46

-of Edward Terence Mayfair.

-Are you out of your mind?!

-Is this a joke?

0:54:460:54:50

-Danny Branston killed Eddie.

-Don't be ridiculous! Rubbish!

0:54:500:54:53

-Didn't Harry tell you?

-She's trying to scare you. Ignore it. It's garbage.

0:54:530:54:57

Why did you give Danny an alibi, Ronnie, when you were questioned?

0:54:570:55:01

-You said you were at home with him. You were at the Dorchester.

-That was...

-Don't say anything.

0:55:010:55:05

Did Harry ask you to say that?

0:55:050:55:07

Did he also say that Danny would give you an alibi to safeguard your affair?

0:55:070:55:12

Harry told Eddie to throw the fight, cos he'd bet on Eddie to lose.

0:55:120:55:15

But Eddie just pretended to go along with it. And, when he won, Harry lost a small fortune.

0:55:150:55:20

That's bollocks! Why would I kill Eddie, huh?!

0:55:200:55:24

-He was a future champion! He was my champion!

-Was, but not after that fight.

0:55:240:55:28

If Eddie took a dive, you would've had something over him all his life. But Eddie was smart and straight.

0:55:280:55:34

When he find out you were bent, he was off and you could do nothing,

0:55:340:55:38

cos he'd say you wanted him to throw that fight, so you got Danny to kill him.

0:55:380:55:42

-You are talking out of your arse!

-Yeah, well, let's see what a jury thinks. Cuff him.

0:55:420:55:47

I'm really sorry.

0:55:520:55:54

The Specialist Crime Directorate reckon on two maybe three serious underworld armourers

0:55:560:56:01

operating in the South East in the last five years. Danny Branston is a real catch.

0:56:010:56:06

-I can't believe he killed his best friend.

-Oh, I can.

0:56:060:56:09

I think he was jealous. Constantly in Eddie's shadow.

0:56:090:56:12

A mate who has all the talent in the world, a big future, gorgeous girlfriend.

0:56:120:56:17

Then, to cap it all, he ends up by making Branston lose his shirt.

0:56:170:56:20

-Do you think Eddie actually knew about his mum and Harry?

-What a waste.

0:56:200:56:24

Anyway, well done. Good work.

0:56:240:56:27

Thank you. See, aren't you glad you got interested in boxing now?

0:56:270:56:31

Boxing?

0:56:310:56:33

Yes, very interesting.

0:56:340:56:36

Right, if anybody needs me, I'm in the pub.

0:56:360:56:39

-Good idea, Gerry, I'll buy you a pint.

-Thank you.

-Jack?

0:56:390:56:43

Can I have a word?

0:56:430:56:45

You told Danny Branston that we had an informant?

0:56:480:56:52

I told him Nick Kellogg gave him up.

0:56:520:56:55

That Nick told us Danny had given him the gun.

0:56:550:56:57

-That was a lie.

-Well, I prefer the word diversion.

0:56:570:57:01

-You put Kellogg's life on the line. More than likely, he'll have a contract out on him now.

-So what?

0:57:010:57:06

-So what?!

-Yes.

0:57:060:57:09

If it means that Eve Branston is now completely out of the picture, not under suspicion,

0:57:090:57:13

-she won't have to appear in the witness box...

-You have absolutely no right to take that risk!

0:57:130:57:18

And what right did you have making promises to Eve Branston

0:57:180:57:21

that you couldn't possibly keep?! You told that girl she'd be safe!

0:57:210:57:25

Safe?! From a guy who slaps her about every other week?

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-From an underworld armourer as connected as he is?!

-She gave us information, because I said...

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No! She gave us that information in spite of what you said!

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She told us because she knew that piece of shit had killed the love of her life!

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I have given her the best protection she could hope for. And if you think

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I'm going to lose any sleep over someone like Nick Kellogg,

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then you really don't know me at all.

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When the gun used to murder a talented young boxer 15 years ago surfaces in an armed robbery, UCOS are drawn into the darker side of professional boxing in a case that causes conflict and friction among the team.


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