Peter Piaktow

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Peter the Painter, also known as Peter Piaktow (or Piatkov, Pjatkov, Piaktoff), was the leader of a gang of immigrant Latvian criminals in London in the early 20th century. After supposedly fighting in and escaping the Sidney Street Siege in 1911, he became an anti-hero in London's East End. He was never caught, and there is some question as to whether he existed, or whether he had participated in the Sidney Street incident.

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Painter House. This block was built in 2006 by Tower Hamlets Community Housing and named after Peter Piaktow, who was know as Peter the Painter, anti-hero of the nearby Sidney Street Siege in 1911

Sidney Street, London, United Kingdom where they was near