Gorbals Street Gangs Vs Serial Killer Fred West
“At first, when West arrived in the Gorbals, he was treated as a joke by kids like us.
In fact, we thought he looked like one of Ken Dodd’s Diddy Men – a comical-looking character as he handed out cones to the young girls. But we soon heard he had a sinister side and was abusing some of them.” (Daily Record)
Former Cumbie street gang member turned acclaimed author Colin MacFarlane recalls how the notoriously dangerous Gorbals street gang drove serial killer Fred West out of the Glasgow slum in the late 60s after the gang learned he had abused one of their sisters.