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'Fall of the Essex Boys' out next month
10:00am Saturday 12th January 2013 in News
A NEW film about the notorious “Essex boys” murders is to be released next month.
The Fall of the Essex Boys depicts the triple murder of three drug dealers in Rettendon in 1995.
The account focuses on the infamous Essex Boys gang - Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe - who were blasted to death in a Range Rover.
Last year killers Michael Steele, now 69, of Great Bentley, and Jack Whomes, of Brockford, Suffolk, were told they could not appeal against their convictions for a second time.
They were jailed for life at the Old Bailey in 1998 for the murders of the three men.
The new film, by director Paul Tanter, is due to be released on February 8.
Woody Southcott, of film distributor Metrodome, said: “The gruesome death of the three drug dealers has spawned a miniature industry – books, TV programmes, merchandise, conventions and of course feature films.
“The appetite for gory detail and suppressed gangland secrets remains unabated, and is constantly titillated further with new tales of football hooliganism, international drug smuggling and police conspiracies of silence.”
The film stars Leigh-on-Sea actress Kierston Wareing as well as Robert Cavanagh and Nick Nevern.