Police hunt for London gang ‘enforcer’ heads to Spain


POLICE are hunting a member of a notorious London crime family thought to have fled to Spain after the shooting of a man.
Police say that Patrick Adams and his wife Constance moved abroad after the victim was shot in the chest as he sat in his car in Islington in 2013.
Scotland Yard has said it is looking for Adams in connection with the case which it is investigating as attempted murder.
Adams, 59, and Constance, 54, have been named by police in an unusual move. It is unusual because members of the family usually successfully stay at arm’s length from crimes allegedly set up by them.
Adams has been described in the past as being the ‘enforcer’ in the Clerkenwell crime syndicate once dubbed ‘worse than the Krays’ by law enforcement authorities.
In a statement Scotland Yard said: “It is believed that Patrick Adams and his wife, Constance, fled the country soon after the shooting. It is possible that they are living in Holland or Spain.”
Patrick Adams is the younger brother of Terry Adams, said to be head of the crime clan, who was jailed for seven years in 2007 for money laundering.
Detective Inspector Glenn Butler, from the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about where the pair are now living to contact us as a matter of urgency. It is apparent, by the nature of this violent crime, that they need to be traced and interviewed by police.
“We treat any information that is passed to us with the greatest of confidence.”
Anyone with information is asked to police on 0208 3580 711 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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