Doncaster gypsy gang jailed for blackmail scam

Terence Cunningham Snr (top left), William Adams (top right), Darren Squire (bottom left) and Terence Cunningham Jnr (bottom right)

Terence Cunningham Snr (top left), William Adams (top right), Darren Squire (bottom left) and Terence Cunningham Jnr (bottom right)

A Doncaster gang who posed as “King of the Gypsies” Paddy Doherty in a bid to blackmail thousands of pounds from small business owners have been jailed for a total of 31 years.

William Adams and Terence Cunningham Snr staged the sophisticated scam during a 12-month operation and targeted businesses in Newcastle, Birmingham, Hull, Devon and Sheffield.

When victims refused to pay, the gang made threatening phone calls claiming to be Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star and Celebrity Big Brother winner Paddy Doherty.

 

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