Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins. Behind the Scenes.

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Rise of the Footsoldier

Rise of the Footsoldier is Britains first and only true crime franchise based on real- life drug dealers Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe who were murdered in the infamous Essex Range Rover Murders, 1995.

The films follow the rise of Carlton Leach, from a football hooligan to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.

The new fifth instalment in this franchise will explore how the notorious Essex Boys first united in the late 1980s. Directed by Nick Nevern, whose credits include The Hooligan Factory, also co-wrote the script with producer Andrew Loveday.

Mr O’Mahoney became an associate of drug dealers Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe whilst working at a London nightclub.

The three men were shot dead in a Range Rover, in Rettendon, Essex on December 6, 1995, prompting a major police investigation.

The incident has led to a string of books and films, with Mr O’Mahoney retiring from security and becoming an author in the aftermath.