A NOTORIOUS London gangster who had a Spanish hideout has admitted shooting a ‘grass’ in the chest.
Patrick ‘Patsy’ Adams, 60, pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to grievous bodily harm with intent.
Charges of attempted murder were dropped after the victim, Paul Tiernan, refused to co-operate with detectives.
Adams and his wife Constance fled following the shooting in December 2013.
The north Londoner’s Mallorca villa was raided by Spanish police in 2015 before the couple were arrested in Holland that year.
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett told the court: “The shooting was in broad daylight and at close range. What happened seemed to have been personal. He was shot inside his car, which wasn’t stolen.”
In 2014, police discovered a handwritten note, believed to be from Tiernan.
It said: “Patrick, I ain’t no f***ing grass. G [said to be their son, George Adams] could have stopped all this by telling the truth. I’ve always been there for you. No one has ever been there for me. Face me, the truth will hurt.”
Adams is due to be sentenced on Friday, with all charges against his wife dropped.