Originally Posted by Peter__1987
As for O'Mahoney he just seems like a fucking idiot to me, I'm not saying I have intimate knowledge of how The Essex Boys firm worked or anything but it seems to like he was basically just a doorman for them who seen an opportunity to make a few quid and become one of these 'celebrity gangsters' and seized it with both hands.
If you want a good insight into all this read Carlton Leach's book Muscle, I'm well aware that like the average 'hardman' book he probably bends the truth here and there but it seems fairly honest for the most part, he doesn't make himself out to be some invincible street fighting machine or pretends that he was an international criminal or anything like that, it's mostly just stories about what happened around the time The Essex Boys were all running wild full of Steroids and any recreational drug they could get their hands on.
And it has a few chapters about Benn too.
Decent read, if your interested in this kinda stuff.
his books (bernrd o mahoney) ive read on essex are well written and seem accurate its just when yer read up more on mahoney you start having major doubts