TPL (Turnpike Lane / Touch Paper Lane / Take People’s Lives) are a gang from the Turnpike Lane area of Haringey. The gang are divided into two sets, 8th side, whose turf covers N8 and is predominantly Somali, and 15th/22nd side, which covers N15 and N22 and is Albanian, Turkish and contains other nationalities including Colombians. They are based along West Green Road, Duccets Common and Turnpike Lane.
They were formed as a merger of two gangs, with Somali set being the original first set to be known as “Turnpike Lane” since approx. 2004. They also went by the names North London Somalians and Young Militant Somalians.
The Albanian set was previously known as RAG (Real Albanian Gangsters) / Albanian Young Gunners / Young Albanian Gangsters. But now goes as “Smokesquad”
Notable Members: Haych/ Hamza, Mini, BM, Sava, TD, O’Mizz, Jojo, Nino, Camz, Bilz, Prezzy, S, Y.Prezzy, Huncho, Biggest Jay, P Munna, Bankroll Q, TP, Jimmy, Yolo
8th Allies: NPK (Tottenham), AP (Enfield), NGang (Northolt), AG (Camden)
8th Opps: OFB (Tottenham), N15 (Tottenham), 8th (Hornsey), Hoxton Boys (Hoxton)
15/22 Allies: 22 (Wood Green), 3×3 (Edmonton), 9 (Edmonton)
15/22 Opps: OFB (Tottenham), NPK (Tottenham), N15 (South Tottenham), Hoxton Boys (Hoxton)