Essex Boys, The New Generation
Author: Bernard O'Mahoney
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (1 May 2008)
In December 1995, three key members of the infamous Essex Boys firm were executed in their Range Rover after being lured to a deserted farm track by the promise of a lucrative drug deal.
The police predicted that the void left as a result of the murders would cause a gangland war that would extend across London and much of the south-east.
"Essex Boys, The New Generation" tells the chilling true story of the gang that destroyed everything that stood in their way to take control of their fallen predecessors' drug empire.
With a reputation for ruthless violence, the gang expanded and protected their drug-dealing operation with a terrifying combination of bloodshed and intimidation. In February 2001, tensions within their circle boiled over and resulted in one member being shot dead.
The police investigation was met with a wall of silence and for three years it seemed as if the case would remain unsolved.A leading member of the gang was eventually charged, but in an unexpected twist he became the prosecution's star witness. While a murder conviction was finally secured, the real truth surrounding the murder and the gang's psychotic crimes has never been revealed.
Now, for the first time, former Essex Boys member Bernard O'Mahoney tells the full, extraordinary story of the rise and fall of the gang that took over the Essex underworld from him and his associates.