Dominic Noonan

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Dominic Noonan
Born1966 (age 45–46)
Whalley Range, Manchester
OccupationSecurity
 
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Dominic Noonan
Born1966 (age 45–46)
Whalley Range, Manchester
OccupationSecurity

Dominic Noonan (born 1966)[1] is an English organised crime figure.[2] Dominic Noonan, with his brother Desmond "Dessie" Noonan, headed a criminal organisation or "crime firm" in Manchester, England during the 1980s and 1990s and is a member of one of Manchester's most infamous crime families.[3]

Noonan has more than 40 convictions for a wide range of offences including armed robbery, police assault, possession of firearms, prison escape and fraud[4] and has spent 22 years in prisons across Britain.[5] Although Noonan is alleged to have been involved in a number of gangland murders, he has never been convicted.[6]

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Personal life

The Noonan family first rose to notoriety in the Manchester gang scene after the murder of "White Tony" Johnson,[7][8] the leader of the Cheetham Hill Gang, who was gunned down in 1991.[9] On 9 August 2011, during the 2011 England riots, Dominic Noonan was caught on film talking to looters in Manchester city centre.[10] It was reported that Mark Duggan who was shot and killed by officers from the Metropolitan Police indirectly led to the 2011 England riots was personally known to Dominic, he was a nephew of Dominic's brother Desmond Noonan's second ex-wife.[11] The Manchester Evening News on 12 August 2011, reporting the looting cases, reads "Domenyk Noonan, 47, who has changed his name to Lattlay-Fottfoy, from Wellington Road South, Stockport, appeared in court charged with handling stolen alcohol and cigarettes. He did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody."

Documentary

Dominic Noonan and his brother Desmond were the subject of a 2006 documentary A Very British Gangster (or MacIntyre's Underworld) directed by Donal MacIntyre.[12] During the introduction to the documentary Donal MacIntyre describes Dominic Noonan as "a dangerous, maniacal Christopher Biggins".[13]

During the documentary Dominic is asked by MacIntyre about rumours that he is homosexual.[14] "Without missing a beat Noonan openly admits that he’s gay."[15]

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