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'''James Alfred "Jimmy" Moody''' was an English gangster and hitman who worked closely with [[The Richardsons]]. His career spanned more than four decades and included run-ins with [[Jack Spot]], [[Billy Hill]], "Mad" [[Frankie Fraser]], The Krays, The Richardsons and the Provisional IRA.
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'''James Alfred "Jimmy" Moody''' was an English gangster and hitman who worked closely with [[The Richardsons]]. His career spanned more than four decades and included run-ins with [[Jack Spot]], [[Billy Hill]], "Mad" [[Frankie Fraser]], The Krays, The Richardsons and the Provisional IRA. Described by Police Detectives as "extremely professional" and "extremely intimidating", Moody's speciality was robbing armoured trucks and would use a chainsaw to saw through the side of security vehicles.
 
Described by Police Detectives as "extremely professional" and "extremely intimidating", Moody's speciality was robbing armoured trucks and would use a chainsaw to saw through the side of security vehicles.
 
   
 
==History==
 
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Moody was convicted, along with his brother Richard, of manslaughter in 1967 for the killing of William Day, a young merchant navy steward. He was released in 1972, but sent in 1979 on remand to Brixton Prison to await trial for armed robbery His cellmate was Provisional IRA member Gerard Tuite. The two men and fellow-robber Stan Thompson escaped Brixton Prison on 16 December 1980, which put them to the top of Scotland Yard's Most Wanted list. It was alleged that Moody had been paid £10,000 by the IRA to help get Tuite out of prison. Fleeing to Northern Ireland, Moody worked with the Provisional IRA. It was there that Moody coined the expression of awarding someone an OBE (One Behind The Ear) as in to shoot them in the head, a play on an OBE Award. The expression would reportedly be used by killers in Belfast for the next decade or so. Tuite was later arrested in Dublin.
 
Moody was convicted, along with his brother Richard, of manslaughter in 1967 for the killing of William Day, a young merchant navy steward. He was released in 1972, but sent in 1979 on remand to Brixton Prison to await trial for armed robbery His cellmate was Provisional IRA member Gerard Tuite. The two men and fellow-robber Stan Thompson escaped Brixton Prison on 16 December 1980, which put them to the top of Scotland Yard's Most Wanted list. It was alleged that Moody had been paid £10,000 by the IRA to help get Tuite out of prison. Fleeing to Northern Ireland, Moody worked with the Provisional IRA. It was there that Moody coined the expression of awarding someone an OBE (One Behind The Ear) as in to shoot them in the head, a play on an OBE Award. The expression would reportedly be used by killers in Belfast for the next decade or so. Tuite was later arrested in Dublin.
[[File:Jim moody young.jpg|thumb|327x327px|A mugshot of Moody in his youth.]]
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Still on the run, Moody returned to London in the late 1980s where he was now known as "Mick the Irishman". By now, his list of enemies included the police, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the British security services.
 
Still on the run, Moody returned to London in the late 1980s where he was now known as "Mick the Irishman". By now, his list of enemies included the police, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the British security services.
   
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