The ‘Gangs Matrix’

April 2, 2019

The Wire has published a piece looking into the controversial database created by Met police after the London riots – this article explores how the ‘Gangs Matrix’ has been used by the police and the implications of what it means to be on the list.

Suzanne O’Connell of Tuckers Solicitors explains how 80 per cent of her court cases involve a reference to the term ‘gang nominal’ a phrase used to identify someone on the Gangs Matrix. “This whole cloud of secrecy is very difficult to challenge,” she adds.