Inside underground world of crime boss who killed aged 15 and ran coke empire

Notorious gang boss Terence Nash first killed when he was aged just 15 before he was jailed this week after a string of crimes.

Nash, 35, was jailed for 24 years after being found guilty of seven charges including conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

His big brother Anthony Nash, 36 was, caged for 15 and a half years for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and conspiracy to possess criminal property.

Terence, who already had 14 convictions to his name, admitted manslaughter more than 20 years ago when he was still a teenager after a man was killed at a house party brawl, Liverpool Echo reports.

Ian Burke died after attacking Terence Nash and his friends with a cosh (a weapon made from covered metal) at the party.

Burke tried to flee the party but he was chased out by Nash and two others who beat and kicked him. He died from his injuries in hospital the next day.

At the time, Nash and the two other men were jailed for five years after barristers agreed they hadn't gone out looking for trouble that night.

In recent years, the Nash brothers had run a criminal empire in Kirby, Merseyside, holding a weapons arsenal to protect their drug operations.

But they became rattled when cops raided one of their safehouses and fled to Spain to evade justice.

While in hiding, the criminal siblings' relationship frayed under the pressure and Terence lashed out at his brother's "greed", branding him a "rat".

Their drug enterprise fell apart in September 2019 when cops seized £32,000 of cash from one of their dens.

Within a week, police had also raided another safehouse where seven kilos of cocaine, three guns, grenades and bullets were recovered.

The guns – two revolvers and a sawn-off shotgun – and the grenades were all linked to Terence. Anthony was later cleared of any link to the weapons.

After the raid, the brothers fled to Holyhead, North Wales, before hopping on the ferry across to Ireland. From there, they flew to Spain.

Text messages revealed Terence told Anthony: "If I didn't bother with you and your greedy ways I would be sound. F*** off."

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    Sentencing the pair, judge Suzanne Goddard QC refused to give Terence credit for admitting the drugs charges, branding his admission "a deliberate attempt to manipulate the court process to your own and your brother's advantage."

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