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.
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"
Parts of Garrison Lane resembled a shanty town. It was also home to Henry Lightfoot, one of the first men to be referred to in the press as a Peaky Blinder
David Taylor, pictured here, was a Peaky Blinder gang member from his youth, in Birmingham, England. He was caught stealing a gun aged 13