Marvin Herbert life


Marvin Herbert is a former gangster who has been investigated over 24 murders and eight shootings.

Herbert shoplifted for the first time when he was only eight years old and went on to wrack up 21 convictions for 76 offences.

After spending many years in prison for different crimes, he has become reformed.

An ex-offender with 21 convictions for 76 offences beginning when he was 13,  Marvin was also among four people on trial accused of helping Dale Cregan and Jermaine Ward stay at large after the murder of David Short in Droylsden in August 2012.  Marvin renounced his criminal lifestyle after he was shot multiple times by a member of a British drugs gang in a daylight attack in Marbella.  He was shot in his eye,  groin,  arm and leg and was told by doctors that he would never walk again.

What does Marvin Herbert do now?

Herbert is now a youth worker in London, channelling his energy into helping young people avoid making the same mistakes he did.

He is dedicated to providing young people with “different avenues to release their testosterone”.

Marvin’s focus is on investing into ‘traditional working-class avenues’ for young people to get inspired by and realise there are opportunities to have a good lifestyle.

He added: “We have to give kids different avenues to release their testosterone.

“These are avenues such as music, boxing, media, football, roofing, scaffolding, painting and decorating.

“Not youth centres but places where kids can go and relate to. I’m developing platforms now across the country, and I’m going to have centres doing a million and one different things in the next five years all around the country.”

How long did Marvin Herbert spend in prison?

Herbert has spent a total of 12 years in prison during his adult-life.

He served his jail time across several different prison sentences, including armed robbery’s and shootings.

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