Rome’s Gay Village has been targeted by a local mafia gang, Italian police have revealed.
It's nothing to do, however, with Sicilian ‘padrini’, Al Capone, guns or bombs. Instead the criminals were involved in a massive fraud.
The commercial area in the city suburbs, where gay clubs and LGBT shops and associations open every summer, was being targeted by illegal parking wardens.
They used to offer parking spaces, which are supposed to be free, and demand money which was not due.