'Mad' Frankie Fraser has died in hospital aged 90. Fraser spent 42 years in prison and fell critically ill after undergoing surgery on his leg last week.
South London gangland boss Eddie Richardson, who described Fraser as an "old acquaintance", said:
Notorious gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser has died aged 90. Fraser had been kept alive on a life-support machine following a hip operation last week.
Fraser, from south London was part of a gang who were arch rivals to the infamous Kray twins.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after attacking a woman in the street while she worked on an initiative to tackle prostitution.
Police were called to Ilford in east London, at around 10.45pm last night. They found a man armed with a knife. An officer fired a Taser before he was detained. A bag of weapons was recovered nearby.
The victim, 45, suffered knife wounds to her head and back. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
No one else was hurt. A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.