Man shot in the throat at Russel Kane's house 'is Enforcer behind £53m Securitas heist'

Mail Online | 2/7/2007 | Henry Martin For Mailonline
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The victim of a suspected gangland shooting at the home he rented from comedian Russell Kane has been revealed as the 'Enforcer' who took part in the largest cash heist in British history.

Paul Allen, 41, was shot in the throat when a gunman fired six bullets through a conservatory window at the £1.2million property in Woodford Green, north east London.

Allen - Fighter - Robber - £53million - Securitas

Allen, an ex-cage fighter and convicted robber, had been involved in the £53million Securitas heist in Tonbridge, Kent, in 2006, and was right-hand man to Lee Murray, the ringleader, The Sun reported.

A source told the paper: 'Whoever did it is going to be very worried Paul is still alive.'

Spokesperson - Kane - Comedian - Thoughts - Victim

A spokesperson for 43-year-old Kane said that the comedian's thoughts are with the victim and his family.

Allen, who grew up in Woolwich and was given the name The Enforcer, moved with his wife and children to the rental house last year, it was reported.

Life - Support - Police - Hospital

He is on life support and is under police guard in hospital.

Residents said that Allen was taken out on a stretcher after the shooting just after 11pm on Thursday.

'It - Shocking - People - History

One said: 'It's shocking, some people had found out who he was and obviously it's worrying when you know his history.'

Another said that they had been told that a semi-automatic sub-machine gun or pistol had been used.

Allen - Neighbours

One of Allen's neighbours described him as 'absolutely huge'.

Allen, Murray, and at least five others had spent months planning the Securitas heist, and following the raid they fled to Morocco where they enjoyed cocaine-fuelled parties and spent thousands on breast enhancement operations for wives and girlfriends in England, according to reports.

Depot - Manager - Wife - Child - Gang

The depot manager, along with his wife and young child were kidnapped to allow the gang to gain entry, and 14 staff members were tied up at gunpoint...
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