Inside Britain’s most notorious gang headquarters, is there a clandestine speakeasy on your street?

GREAT BRITAIN’s secret gang headquarters network stretches across the country, from bulletproof mansions to council houses.

But behind the reinforced doors of these crime centers lies a world of panic rooms, gun shops and extraordinary luxury.

From London to Lancashire, gangster headquarters are everywhere

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From London to Lancashire, gangster headquarters are everywhere
British and Irish investigators descend on a property in Staffordshire used by the billion-pound Kinahan drug cartel.

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British and Irish investigators descend on a property in Staffordshire used by the billion-pound Kinahan drug cartel.Credit: See caption
Ferrari and Lamborgini parked outside the old bakery in Chingford, home of cocaine mobster Paul Flisher

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Ferrari and Lamborgini parked outside the old bakery in Chingford, home of cocaine mobster Paul FlisherCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

Set on streets across the country, you may be just a stone’s throw from some of Britain’s most ruthless gangsters and their homes, but you don’t even know it.

Here, The Sun Online tracks down the mob mansions of current and former crime bosses.

David Hunt – Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

Crime lord David Hunt lives at The Morleys, in Woodside Green, Hertfordshire.

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Crime lord David Hunt lives at The Morleys, in Woodside Green, Hertfordshire.Credit: The Sunday Times
David Hunt, also known as 'Long Fella', is one of the most feared crime bosses in Britain.

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David Hunt, also known as ‘Long Fella’, is one of the most feared crime bosses in Britain.Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd

Living in a large seven-bed mansion straddling the Hertfordshire/Essex border lives David Hunt.

The crime lord’s alleged links to murder, drug dealing, arms smuggling and money laundering have made him one of the most feared gangsters in the UK.

Known as ‘Long Fella’ for his six-foot-five height, his ties to corrupt police officers have derailed more than thirty investigations into his criminal enterprises.

It is believed that he lives in The Morleys, located in a leafy Woodside Green, near Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Hellbanianz – Barking, London

The Hellbanianz operate out of tower blocks on the Gascoigne estate in Barking, East London

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The Hellbanianz operate out of tower blocks on the Gascoigne estate in Barking, East LondonCredit: Tower Block – UOE
Balkan gangs drive high-end Bentleys and brag about using AK47s

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Balkan gangs drive high-end Bentleys and brag about using AK47sCredit: Hellbanianz
Photos on social media show the gang is heavily armed.

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Photos on social media show the gang is heavily armed.Credit: See caption

High up in the tower blocks of the Gascoigne estate in Barking, armed Albanian gangsters are about to take over the UK’s £5 billion cocaine trade.

With fleets of Rolls Royces and Betleys, the Hellbanianz are street dealers and enforcers for the Shqiptare Mafia.

The mobsters, who release their own exercise music where they brag about possessing AK-47s, chose skyscrapers because they are easy to defend.

With profits in the millions, Balkan mobsters also carry out armed robberies throughout the capital and are believed to congregate near the Kings Lounge pub.

Terry Adams – Bloomsbury, London

Terry Adams's fortune collapsed and he ended up in a one-bed social flat in Bloomsbury, London, with his mistress.

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Terry Adams’s fortune collapsed and he ended up in a one-bed social flat in Bloomsbury, London, with his mistress.
Terry Adams heads The Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate

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Terry Adams heads The Clerkenwell Crime SyndicateCredit: Central News
He used to live in a £1.6 million 4,600ft mansion with sex bedroom in Fallowfield, Barnet.

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He used to live in a £1.6 million 4,600ft mansion with sex bedroom in Fallowfield, Barnet.Credit: Enterprise News and Pictures
The interior of the crime lord's house in Barnet, North London

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The interior of the crime lord’s house in Barnet, North LondonCredit: London Media Press

The Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate, one of the most powerful in Britain and run by the Adams family, is believed to be more brutal than the Krays.

Headed by Terry Adams, the £200 million family had its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s through its influence in murder, extortion, robbery and drug dealing.

One of his victims, a former hitman who would use a samurai sword to kill family enemies, is rumored to be buried in concrete under the Millennium Dome.

The 64-year-old, jailed for seven years in 2007 following a £10m police investigation, is linked to 25 gang killings.

He lived in a 4,600ft ‘Fallowfield’ mansion, Barnet, with a £1.6m sex bedroom, for several years.

But when the authorities closed in, his fortunes collapsed and he ended up in a one-bed flat in Bloomsbury, London, with his wife.

Thomas Kavanagh – Oak Hill, Staffordshire

The bulletproof Kavanagh mansion in the posh Oak Hill area of ​​Tamworth, Staffordshire

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The bulletproof Kavanagh mansion in the posh Oak Hill area of ​​Tamworth, Staffordshire
Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh considered himself untouchable as a member of the Kinahans

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Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh considered himself untouchable as a member of the KinahansCredit: Handout
Dozens of weapons, including machetes, nunchucks, and a samurai.

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Dozens of weapons, including machetes, nunchucks, and a samurai.Credit: Pennsylvania

As the “top man in the UK” for the multi-billion dollar Kinahan drug cartel, Thomas “Bomber” Kavanagh considered himself untouchable.

He operated out of a gated Staffordshire mansion with bulletproof windows and reinforced doors in the posh Oak Hill area of ​​Tamworth.

Through criminal connections abroad, he organised, imported and distributed millions of pounds worth of drugs for the Irish cartel.

When National Crime Agency officers raided his Sutton Road stronghold in 2019, they discovered revolvers, stun guns, Samurai swords and drugs.

Kavanagh, 55, was jailed in 2022 for 21 years for smuggling £30m worth of cocaine and cannabis into Britain in an asphalt removal machine.

Timothy Eastgate and Paul Flisher – East Anglia

Sutton Farm, near Wymondham, Norfolk, was the hideout of coca magnate Timothy Eastgate.

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Sutton Farm, near Wymondham, Norfolk, was the hideout of coca magnate Timothy Eastgate.Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
Cocaine mobsters Timothy Eastgate and Paul FLisher lived an extraordinary lifestyle

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Cocaine mobsters Timothy Eastgate and Paul FLisher lived an extraordinary lifestyleCredit: SWNS: South West News Service
When the cops raided Sutton Farm, they found a gun in the freezer

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When the cops raided Sutton Farm, they found a gun in the freezerCredit: SWNS: South West News Service

Cocaine mobsters Timothy Eastgate and Paul Flisher lived a “James Bond” criminal lifestyle in East Anglia.

His gang transported millions of pounds worth of Class A drugs from bases in Essex to users in Plymouth, Devon.

Eastgate bought the sprawling Sutton Farm site near Wymondham, Norfolk, while Flisher took over the Old Bakery in Chingford, Essex.

The couple spent money on Ferraris and Lamborghinis, houses in Bulgaria and Dubai and a 007-inspired boat called “Shaken, Not Stirred.”

When the cops raided Sutton Farm, they found a gun in the freezer.

Eastgate and Flisher were caged in 2011 for 23 and 21 years respectively.

Liam Byrne – Dublin and West Midlands

Byrne's £860,000 semi at Raleigh Gardens, in Crumlin, Dublin, featured a panic room

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Byrne’s £860,000 semi at Raleigh Gardens, in Crumlin, Dublin, featured a panic roomCredit: The Sun
Byrne, whose brother David was shot dead in 2016, is also believed to have property near Birmingham, West Midlands.

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Byrne, whose brother David was shot dead in 2016, is also believed to have property near Birmingham, West Midlands.Credit: Crispin Rodwell – The Sun Dublin

Liam Byrne, a top affiliate of the Kinahan crime family, ran operations from ritzy addresses in Birmingham and Ireland.

An £860,000 semi-trailer in Crumlin, Dublin featured a panic room, fortified walls and a jacuzzi, gym and games rooms.

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But the Raleigh Gardens address was raided in 2019 by Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) and later sold.

Byrne, whose brother David was shot dead in 2016, is also believed to have property near Birmingham, West Midlands.

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