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Monday, December 2, 2013
Two paintings of Norfolk landscapes by gangster Reggie Kray have been sold at auction.
The pair of oil landscapes went under the hammer alongside a Roberts radio that he used in his prison cell.
Kray completed the paintings while he was in Wayland Prison, near Watton.
The lot fetched £1,200 at Arthur Johnson and Sons auctioneers in Nottingham on Saturday.
A spokesman for the auction house said: “The oils were painted whilst Reggie was at HM Prison Wayland, where he also had his radio.
“The paintings and radio caused considerable interest and very competitive bidding resulted in them reaching a final hammer price of £1,200.”
Twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray were responsible for much of the organised crime in London in the 1950s and 1960s. They were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1969.
Reggie died at the Town House Hotel in Thorpe St Andrew on October 1, 2000, after a short period of compassionate release from prison, five years after his brother died in Broadmoor.