The Crossing

"The Crossing" tells of two Dutch girls in 1970 who come looking for work on the DFDS ferry- it is In North Shields they meet Mickey Boom Boom McCabe a local boxer who helps them find digs in Whitley Bay- one of the girls becomes romantically involved with Nigel Worthington a local business man and crook when she is working with her friend in the Rex Hotel as a receptionist. Worthington set up another boxer Jeff Decker when Jeff goes to collect a strange package he opens it to discover two kilo's of coke. He recuts the coke and sells it. Worthington finds out and Jeff ends up in hospital with a broken jaw and several ribs. Mickey McCabe rallies his boxing friends together where they mete out their kind of punishment- Mickey is forced to move to London and gets involved with the underworld after Worthington seeks revenge- Can Mickey fulfil his dream and become the welterweight champion of the world- in this story which will take you around the North East - London and Zaandam in Holland.


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For the next three hours the lads bought the girls drinks and tried to get more information from them.

Dani said that she was detective Hansen and her partner was detective Larsen.

She went on to tell the lads that they were on the case of a gang of drug smugglers from the North East and that they could help them in their enquiries.

“Really.’ said John with a serious look on his face.’

“Yes; but you must act natural we do not want to create attention to ourselves as it would alert the drug smugglers. We plan to arrest them when they get off the ferry.’


Now if your squad are carrying anything illegal and we are not pointing fingers at you lads, just your friends I suggest you bring it to us right now; because when they arrest them in North Shields terminal building they could face up to ten years in prison.’

John and Greg turned red then whispered in Dani’s ear that they all had bought some skunk and it was in their cabin.

“I would get it and bring it to us; do not alert your friends because we will have to arrest them as well as you.’

“Back in a minute said the lads.’

The two men made off down the corridor to their cabin.

“What if they still arrest us said John as he opened the door to his cabin and took out the packets of skunk that he was keeping for the rest.

He pushed them into the pockets of his coat then he and Greg went back to where the girls were sitting.

“Did you get it?

“Yes,’ don’t bring it out; pass it under the table people are watching us.’

John Went into his pocket then discretely as possible handed them the packets under the table.

“Do you realise how much danger you put yourself in carrying this on you?

“Yes, ‘I didn’t want to but they made me. Your not going to arrest me are you?’

“I suggest when this ferry docks at North Shields you get off this boat as fast as you can then just act as natural as you can through customs. If you see us behind you ignore us as the police are waiting for us to tip them off.’

“Will we see you again; not unless you come back to Amsterdam?

“Look detectives we are not smugglers we just like to smoke a few joints of a weekend that is all.’

“We are willing to over look what you have done this time John but if you were to alert your friends of this then believe me I will have no hesitation to have all of you arrested am I clear on that?’



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