Former enforcer for the Kray Twins and his Littlehampton neighbour from hell

Joann Dunmore

Peter Gillett

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The Argus reported the conviction of Joanne Dunmore of Littlehampton for racially aggravated harassment in The Argus newspaper (story below) on April 21.

The article said she pleaded guilty to one count of the charge when she appeared at Chichester Crown Court.

It also stated that an anti-social behaviour order was imposed on her but that was incorrect.

She was given a £500 fine and ordered to pay £1,200 court costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

We are happy to correct this.

 

A 66-year-old woman has been given an Asbo after terrorising her neighbours – including an ex-gangland enforcer for the Kray twins.

Peter Gillett, a former gangster who spent nearly 15 years in Britain’s toughest jails, admits he has met his match in Joann Dunmore.

The musclebound ex-con used to rub shoulders with notorious Reggie and Ronnie Kray, and did jail time with the Yorkshire Ripper.

But he said Dunmore made life hell for him and others living around her in a converted house at sedate Littlehampton.

Dunmore was given an interim Asbo last month over complaints she constantly screams abuse, smashes flowerpots and even plays the drums in the middle of the night.

And on Thursday she pleaded guilty to one count of racially aggravated harassment at Chichester Crown Court.

She spoke only to confirm her name and give her guilty plea during the five-minute hearing before Recorder John Hardy QC.

Embattled Peter, 55, said: “I’ve met Peter Sutcliffe, and I tell you what, he is an absolute saint compared to that evil woman.

“She is the nastiest and most spiteful person I have ever met in my entire life, and I met some real monsters in Belmarsh.

“She seems to have calmed down a lot after she got the Asbo, so that's a blessing.

“I don’t know how long it will last though.”

Weightlifting fanatic Peter was first jailed in 1982 after his armed gang was caught trying to hold up a post office.

He served time with Reggie Kray in Parkhurst and Maidstone prisons and became the notorious gangster’s “adopted son”, even recording a song co-written by the crime lord.

Despite insisting he has never ‘grassed anyone up’, Peter begged police to stop his elderly neighbour's reign of terror.

Speaking when Dunmore was at her worst, Peter said: “She just terrorises me.

“She’s affecting my health and I’ve had to turn to drink to keep me sane. Ten years ago I would have been on the rampage by now.

“I have sat next to the Ripper on a prison visit to see Ronnie Kray – but even he doesn’t compare to this old bird. It just never stops, drunken abuse, swearing – the lot.

"I just can’t stand it any more.

“One time she even threatened to get the local gangster round but it turns out he’s an old mate of mine, so that didn’t work.

“Maybe she doesn’t realise who I am or what I’ve done. I’ve stabbed people in prison, for God’s sake.”

Last year, Dunmore, who describes herself as an author, denied she was the neighbour from hell – and said she was “certainly not scared” of Peter.

She said: “I don’t care what he’s done or where he’s been.

"I have done a lot of things in my life and he doesn’t worry me at all.

“He says he was an armed robber but I haven’t seen any proof of that. He’s just got it in for me.”

Dunmore will be sentenced for the racially aggravated harassment next month.

Her temporary anti-social behaviour order ends in June.

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10:22am Mon 21 Apr 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Stop whining Peter, you reap what you sow. Give it a rest. Wait until you're old and frail. You are going to learn some much harder lessons than time inside, particularly when you ain't a hard man anymore.
Stop whining Peter, you reap what you sow. Give it a rest. Wait until you're old and frail. You are going to learn some much harder lessons than time inside, particularly when you ain't a hard man anymore. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 9

10:38am Mon 21 Apr 14

hannover seagull says...

Isn´t that Frankie Howard with a wig ?
Isn´t that Frankie Howard with a wig ? hannover seagull
  • Score: 11

10:52am Mon 21 Apr 14

brightonyorkie says...

No it's Phil Mitchell.
No it's Phil Mitchell. brightonyorkie
  • Score: 10

11:29am Mon 21 Apr 14

tykemison says...

So a woman who plays drums at midnight is worse than peter Sutcliffe is she? God this rag gets worse, ridiculous article and I hope non of the"rippers"victims relatives have the misfortune of reading this bile, disgraceful sensationalism at its worse.
So a woman who plays drums at midnight is worse than peter Sutcliffe is she? God this rag gets worse, ridiculous article and I hope non of the"rippers"victims relatives have the misfortune of reading this bile, disgraceful sensationalism at its worse. tykemison
  • Score: 12

1:28pm Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

Anyone can be a gangster hiding behind a gun,this case shows his true merit.This article tries to show him as a hard man but I think he is the opposite.
Anyone can be a gangster hiding behind a gun,this case shows his true merit.This article tries to show him as a hard man but I think he is the opposite. clubrob6
  • Score: 6

1:29pm Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Stop whining Peter, you reap what you sow. Give it a rest. Wait until you're old and frail. You are going to learn some much harder lessons than time inside, particularly when you ain't a hard man anymore.
Only hard when he is behind a gun,i don't call that being hard do you?
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Stop whining Peter, you reap what you sow. Give it a rest. Wait until you're old and frail. You are going to learn some much harder lessons than time inside, particularly when you ain't a hard man anymore.[/p][/quote]Only hard when he is behind a gun,i don't call that being hard do you? clubrob6
  • Score: 4

1:31pm Mon 21 Apr 14

NathanAdler says...

Peter Gillett was never a hard man. Well only when he sat on Ronnie Kray's knee, perhaps a little aroused.
Peter Gillett was never a hard man. Well only when he sat on Ronnie Kray's knee, perhaps a little aroused. NathanAdler
  • Score: 10

1:55pm Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

I tell you what this gangster would be a massive hit on our gay scene in brighton,just put a wig on him and a bit of slap and we have a ready made drag queen.
I tell you what this gangster would be a massive hit on our gay scene in brighton,just put a wig on him and a bit of slap and we have a ready made drag queen. clubrob6
  • Score: 3

7:59pm Mon 21 Apr 14

attilathehunny says...

tykemison wrote:
So a woman who plays drums at midnight is worse than peter Sutcliffe is she? God this rag gets worse, ridiculous article and I hope non of the"rippers"vic
tims relatives have the misfortune of reading this bile, disgraceful sensationalism at its worse.
I think you'll find that this article has been lifted from that other disgraceful sensationalist rag, the Daily Mail.
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: So a woman who plays drums at midnight is worse than peter Sutcliffe is she? God this rag gets worse, ridiculous article and I hope non of the"rippers"vic tims relatives have the misfortune of reading this bile, disgraceful sensationalism at its worse.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that this article has been lifted from that other disgraceful sensationalist rag, the Daily Mail. attilathehunny
  • Score: 1

7:09pm Tue 22 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

She should have gone to Specsavers
She should have gone to Specsavers hoveguyactually
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Levent says...

tykemison wrote:
So a woman who plays drums at midnight is worse than peter Sutcliffe is she? God this rag gets worse, ridiculous article and I hope non of the"rippers"vic
tims relatives have the misfortune of reading this bile, disgraceful sensationalism at its worse.
That's the thing with you liberal hucksters, nothing's any trouble unless it's on YOUR doorstep. No doubt you'd be the first on the phone to the noise abatement if it were YOU being kept awake at night! You leftie morons no longer even try to hide your hypocrisy do you?, But you are getting a tad boring . Time to get a new mantra BOZO... Libs with their knickers in a twist is so 2013, but get mad anyway..you douche!!
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: So a woman who plays drums at midnight is worse than peter Sutcliffe is she? God this rag gets worse, ridiculous article and I hope non of the"rippers"vic tims relatives have the misfortune of reading this bile, disgraceful sensationalism at its worse.[/p][/quote]That's the thing with you liberal hucksters, nothing's any trouble unless it's on YOUR doorstep. No doubt you'd be the first on the phone to the noise abatement if it were YOU being kept awake at night! You leftie morons no longer even try to hide your hypocrisy do you?, But you are getting a tad boring . Time to get a new mantra BOZO... Libs with their knickers in a twist is so 2013, but get mad anyway..you douche!! Levent
  • Score: 1

10:40pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Levent says...

tykemison wrote:
So a woman who plays drums at midnight is worse than peter Sutcliffe is she? God this rag gets worse, ridiculous article and I hope non of the"rippers"vic
tims relatives have the misfortune of reading this bile, disgraceful sensationalism at its worse.
This is the thing with you "libs". You hucksters don't even try to hide your hypocricy do you?! Nothing's ever a problem unless it's on YOUR doorstep. I bet if this old hag played the drums anywhere near YOU, YOU'D be the first on the phone to the noise abatement wouldn't you BOZO?

I wish you leftie morons would get a new mantra though. A lib with their knickers in a twist is soooo last year. Although I do personally enjoy seeing how easily manipulated you lefties cronies are. Thanks for proving me right again..cry baby!!
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: So a woman who plays drums at midnight is worse than peter Sutcliffe is she? God this rag gets worse, ridiculous article and I hope non of the"rippers"vic tims relatives have the misfortune of reading this bile, disgraceful sensationalism at its worse.[/p][/quote]This is the thing with you "libs". You hucksters don't even try to hide your hypocricy do you?! Nothing's ever a problem unless it's on YOUR doorstep. I bet if this old hag played the drums anywhere near YOU, YOU'D be the first on the phone to the noise abatement wouldn't you BOZO? I wish you leftie morons would get a new mantra though. A lib with their knickers in a twist is soooo last year. Although I do personally enjoy seeing how easily manipulated you lefties cronies are. Thanks for proving me right again..cry baby!! Levent
  • Score: 1

2:23am Wed 23 Apr 14

Free money says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Peter Gillett was never a hard man. Well only when he sat on Ronnie Kray's knee, perhaps a little aroused.
So brave from your laptop or PC LOL. I bet not one of you would say a word to his face.I was doing bird around the same time as this guy and believe me you people wouldn't have liked prison then.Lets face it you would all phone the noise team and police if it was you.People like this women can make peoples lifes hell.Best of luck Pete your a top guy.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Peter Gillett was never a hard man. Well only when he sat on Ronnie Kray's knee, perhaps a little aroused.[/p][/quote]So brave from your laptop or PC LOL. I bet not one of you would say a word to his face.I was doing bird around the same time as this guy and believe me you people wouldn't have liked prison then.Lets face it you would all phone the noise team and police if it was you.People like this women can make peoples lifes hell.Best of luck Pete your a top guy. Free money
  • Score: 0

4:01am Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

hannover seagull wrote:
Isn´t that Frankie Howard with a wig ?
nahhh its that "cat slater "! from Eastenders ? Jessie Wallace out of character
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: Isn´t that Frankie Howard with a wig ?[/p][/quote]nahhh its that "cat slater "! from Eastenders ? Jessie Wallace out of character Mr chock
  • Score: 0

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