Notorious gangster Curtis Warren to appear in court after breaching serious crime prevention order

A convicted gangster, from Liverpool, who spent 13 years in jail has been charged with breaching an order imposed upon his release.

Curtis Warren, 60, is alleged to have breached his serious crime prevention order on numerous occasions, the National Crime Agency said.

The gangster, who has featured on the Sunday Times Rich List, was arrested by the agency's officers at Boldon Colliery in South Tyneside in July.

He was informed of the charges as he answered bail at a police station in Merseyside on Friday.

The agency previously said the the order came into force after his release from prison "for drug trafficking offences".

The 11 charges authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service relate to communications devices, travel, vehicles, business arrangements and finances and the alleged offending is said to have been committed between November last year and July this year.

Warren has been bailed to appear before the Liverpool Magistrates' Court on 15 December.

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