Police have revealed never before seen pictures of the real Peaky Blinders, a ruthless Birmingham street gang whose story has inspired a new BBC drama.
The 'Peaky Blinders' - so called because of their deadly flat caps - terrorised Birmingham from the late into the early century, when the city was a world industrial centre.
Thomas Gilbert was an elder statesman of the Peaky Blinders.He was a fishmonger by trade and gave that as reason for his missing fingers. age 38 in he was arrested for "false pretences"
David Taylor, pictured here, was a Peaky Blinder gang member from his youth, in Birmingham, England. He was caught stealing a gun aged 13