Hood Rat

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Manchester. London. Glasgow. In the summer of 2011, violence erupted in the UK's inner cities, and many blamed gang culture. But is the truth so simple? This book tells the human stories that the media miss: of young men who have fallen through the system, and of one young woman with a vision for change.


Gavin Knight is a journalist who has written for Esquire, the Guardian, Newsweek, the Telegraph, and the Times, amongst others. He has also appeared on CNN, ITN, BBC, Channel Four news, and Sky News.