The Sailor Gang
Watercolour. My maternal grandfather, Charles William Hendey, who was a member of the notorious 'Sailor Gang' in Sunderland in the early 1900s. He used to bring all sorts of stolen property home and spent a good part of his life in Durham Prison. But he was a brilliant oil painter I'm told.
About the Artist
I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…View full profile