Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

YARDIE GIVEN [Pounds Sterling]10,000 TO FIGHT TOUGHER JAIL REGIME

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

YARDIE GIVEN [Pounds Sterling]10,000 TO FIGHT TOUGHER JAIL REGIME

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Byline: TARIQ TAHIR

A YARDIE gangster known as the Prince of Darkness has been given legal aid to sue for better prison conditions, it emerged today.

Mark Lambie, 33, once the most powerful black gang leader in London, was jailed for 12 years in 2002 after being convicted of kidnapping and torturing two men with a hammer, electric iron and boiling water.

In 1985 he was accused of being part of the mob that murdered Pc Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riot, though he was eventually cleared.

Lambie is now suing Home Secretary David Blunkett after being upgraded to Category A status

when he was found with a mobile phone at

Full Sutton jail in York. Officials claim he was using the phone to organise an escape attempt.

It is understood Lambie was caught with another mobile while in Whitemoor prison, Cambridgeshire, and has now been moved to the top security Frankland jail, County Durham.

He denies the allegations and has been given [pounds sterling]10,000 legal aid in his bid to have his Category B status restored. …

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