Dominic Noonan

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Domenyk Lattlay-Fottfoy
Dominic James Noonan

(1964-06-13) 13 June 1964 (age 58)
Known forCriminality
Criminal charge(s)Armed robbery, arson, fraud, prison escape, witness intimidation, sexual assault
Criminal statusIncarcerated
ChildrenStephen "Bugsy Noonan" Warburton

Domenyk Lattlay-Fottfoy (born Dominic James Noonan, 13 June 1964) is an English gangster[1] and sex offender.[2] With his brother Desmond "Dessie" Noonan, he 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 as of 2013 had spent 22 years in prisons across Britain.[5] His most recent conviction was for indecent assault and attempted rape.[2]


He assumed the name of Domenyk Lattlay-Fottfoy by deed poll. His adopted surname is an acronym for "Look After Those That Look After You – Fuck Off Those That Fuck Off You".[6]

Criminal activities[edit]

The Noonan family first rose to notoriety in the Manchester gang scene after the murder of Anthony "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, Noonan was caught on film talking to looters in Manchester city centre.[10]

On 27 October 2012, Noonan was charged under his adopted name by Greater Manchester Police in connection with the alleged rape and false imprisonment of a fifteen-year-old boy in Manchester.[11] He was recalled to prison because the charges amounted to a breach of the conditions of his release on an earlier unrelated matter. The charges were dropped in October 2013, at which point he was still being held in custody. The Crown Prosecution Service said that "This has not been an easy decision, balancing the rights and expectations of the complainant and the need to ensure a fair trial. In all the circumstances, we cannot continue with the prosecution..."[12]

In early 2016, Noonan was sentenced to 11 years in prison after being convicted of arson, blackmail and perverting the course of justice.[13]

In May 2018 he was convicted of 13 historic sex offences against under-aged males and was given a further 11-year sentence to begin after the completion of his current sentence.[2]

In 2014, his son Stephen Warburton – known as Bugsy Noonan – was imprisoned for 38 months after bragging of his part in a £250,000 car-ringing conspiracy.[14]


Dominic Noonan and his brother Desmond Noonan were the subject of the 2005 documentary A Very British Gangster (or MacIntyre's Underworld) directed by Donal MacIntyre.[15] During the documentary Dominic Noonan is asked by MacIntyre about rumours that he is homosexual. "Without missing a beat Noonan openly admits that he's gay."[16]


  1. ^ "At Home with the Noonans: Domenyk Noonan - a real British gangster?". Daily Mirror. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Dominic Noonan - the life and crimes of a gangster and predatory sex offender". Manchester Evening News. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Noonan set to appeal conviction". Manchester Evening News. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  4. ^ Marc Lee (8 December 2007). "Donal MacIntyre: 'The difficult thing is to leave with clean hands'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  5. ^ "MacIntyre's Underworld: Gangster". Dare Films. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  6. ^ Thompson, Dan (6 May 2014). "Notorious gangster Domenyk Noonan's rise to fame". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  7. ^ "The city where gangs never sleep". Manchester Evening News. 10 August 2004. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Noonan killer to be kept in solitary for protection". The Advertiser. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Peter Rushton's review of No Retreat by Steve Tilzey and Dave Hann". Heritage and Destiny. Search Light (15). Spring 2004. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  10. ^ Alastair Good (10 August 2011). "Dominic Noonan caught on film during Manchester looting". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Man charged with 15-year-old boy's rape in Manchester". BBC. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  12. ^ "No charges in Manchester boy rape case". BBC. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  13. ^ "Domenyk Noonan is jailed for 11 years - and friends fear he may never leave jail again". Manchester Evening News. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Son of Domenyk Noonan jailed for part in £250k car-ringing plot". 9 May 2014.
  15. ^ "A Very British Gangster". Archived from the original on 28 January 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  16. ^ "The Gay Gangster". Irish Abroad. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2013.

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