Thomas Cashman faces a prison showdown with his pal’s gangster brother, who gets gunned down in a brutal underworld feud
MURDERER Thomas Cashman faces a showdown in prison with the brother of a close friend who was shot dead ten years ago.
Karl Bradley’s body was found riddled with bullets in a snow-covered garden in Penshaw Close, Liverpool.
The 31-year-old Liverpool native, a close friend of Cashman’s, was shot multiple times.
Cashman was not charged with the murder, but is said to have been particularly close to the unsolved crime.
Karl’s brother Kirk is currently serving a 22-year sentence for leading a ruthless gang that orchestrated contract violence
Liverpool sources have said Kirk will be interested in raising the matter with Cashman.
The Liverpool native now faces a life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel.
The Sun was told that Cashman was a friend of Karl Bradley and had been spending time with him on the day of the murder.
Sources said Cashman had been drinking with Karl Bradley on the night of March 21.
There are claims that Karl was shot in the back as they said good night.
The Sun understands that Kirk wants revenge for his brother’s death and is not afraid to confront powerful figures in the prison system if necessary.
Karl’s partner paid tribute to him on social media.
In 2015, she posted a photo of the couple along with the words, “2 years ago today my angel was taken away from me.
“rest in peace karl miss you forever always.”
Pictures on social media showed the couple enjoying a glamorous lifestyle together and traveling abroad regularly. It is not clear what Karl did for a living.
There is no indication that his partner was involved in, or knew of, any crime.
Police have made several arrests in connection with the murder, but no one has been charged.
Kirk Bradley orchestrated a spate of violence across Merseyside in 2009 and 2010. Enemies shot at and hand grenades were thrown at families’ houses.
In one incident, an off-duty paramedic was shot dead in his own home for a mix-up.
One victim had a leg amputated after being shot in a phone booth.
Bradley and his criminal accomplice Tony Downes escaped from a prison van en route to court in 2011.
The two men were later hunted down in Holland and brought back to Britain to face justice.
During a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court in 2012, they were given a minimum sentence of 22 years in prison.
Yesterday The Sun revealed that Cashman was a gunman working for a powerful and highly secretive drug mafia rooted in the Knowsley area of Merseyside.
The so-called Huyton Mafia controls the drug routes from Europe to Britain and has the streets of Liverpool like a truck.
The organized crime unit has been linked to murders and hand grenade attacks across the city.
They also have strong ties to Spain and Holland through their involvement in drug trafficking.
The mafia-like gang has long been associated with the use of hand grenades, automatic weapons and the use of torture.
The British police have been at war with the gang for a decade and have placed important individuals under close surveillance.
But there is now speculation that Cashman may be tempted to betray his former associates in exchange for a prison release when he is older.
The Sun believes Cashman has special knowledge of the organization and financial ties of the criminal groups.
Cashman was tasked with enforcing the will of feared godfathers.
However, an insider has suggested the killer could extradite his former bosses in exchange for a shorter sentence.
The man said, “This boy knows a lot and there’s going to be a lot of concerned people out there now.” Does he want to make a deal to enjoy some fresh air when he’s older.
Cashman was found guilty thanks to a former lover who reported him to the police.
The woman was so disgusted by Cashman’s crimes that she told police, “There’s no weed when it comes to a nine-year-old.”
The witness – who cannot be named – reported Cashman to the police and spent two days being questioned by his lawyer in court.
She is now being placed in a witness protection program while Cashman faces life imprisonment.
Cashman will be sentenced on Monday.
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