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Ronnie and Reggie Kray are each given life for two murders

A photograph of a courtroom gavel


How many times the Krays killed has never been established. It was certainly more than the two murders for which they were sentenced on this day.

But both Jack McVitie and George Cornell were killed in front of enough witnesses for the prosecution to think they would secure a result.

The sentences handed down, a minimum of 30 years had to be served, were severe and reflected both their high profile criminal status and the suspicion that the Krays were responsible for more than two murders...