Here is something i found on the net. You may find it interesting. It mentions your hero. The one you say was a friend of yours PINKY. So sorry Dinky. And if he wasnt a good friend of yours,what the f-ck was you doing at his funeral. I got it now. You wanted to be another scottish extra on Mcintyres underworld like ferris. Have you got anymore good information on the Manchester gang scene. You f--king half witttttttttttt.
Desmond "Dessie" Noonan' (1959–March 19, 2005) was a British organised crime figure in Manchester of Irish descent who acted as a political fixer for the Noonan crime family. He and his younger brother, Dominic Noonan, were suspected by police to be responsible for at least 25 unsolved murders during their 20-year reign over Manchester's underworld.
Mainly because of the very dangerous contacts Desmond Noonan had made during his reign as "Britain's number one crime boss" his family was at the end of the 1990s known as "one of the most notorious crime families in British history".
 Early life
Born in Whalley Range, Manchester, Noonan emerged from poverty and into the criminal scene with his brothers Damian and Dominic Noonan. His criminal career began as a doorman at Mothercare in the early 1980s; his reputation as a fighter and his overall appearance.ie Fat, overweight with a really bad BO problem gave him no credibility on the club dance floors of Manchester. He was so wealthy he got his head down with Maureen Ramsay,mother of the famous Ramsay family at the very large two bedroom family home at 5 Allerford close on the Alexandra park estate in Moss side.
Desmond then started to put his own little boys on the doors and by the late 1980s it was rumoured that dessie controlled at least 5% of the Manchester doors. Around this time Dominic Noonan was jailed for 15 years for his part in an armed robbery at a piggybank in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. During his imprisonment,he found out that he liked men more than women.He was still in control of the crime family, Damian and Derek Noonan were forging Bazooka joe comics with other notable Manchester gangs including The Cheetham Hill and Salford Gangs.
The Noonan family tended to have nothing to do with the notorious Moss Side gangs,mainly because the gangs wanted nothing to do with a shit house like him, although Desmond was part of a group of men who provided the black gangs with little white rent boys tried and tested by his brother Dominic. After involving himself in Manchester's nightlife, Desmond started to get involved with other criminal and political circles outside of Manchester, including Anti Fascist Action. He later on went to other cities to forge strong links with gangs in London, Newcastle and Liverpool. It is alleged that Desmond associated with many powerful criminal figures based in Leamington, Coventry and Birmingham. The association was based on the movement of guns and drugs between the West Midlands and the North West. Although the relationship was prosperous, it sooned turned sour leading to a war which saw a number of executions take place in Manchester and Birmingham, ultimately ending with the slaying of Ashley Foley and Josh King, who were both found shot in the face (to prevent an open casket funeral). Desmond Noonan was held by West Midlands police but the case was dropped due to lack of evidence.
 Rise of the Noonans
Control of organised crime in the city fell to Desmond and his brothers following the 1991 gangland murder of rival leader of the Cheetham Hill Gang, Anthony "White Tony" Johnson, whose murder he was charged with and later acquitted of.The fact that Dessie stood there quivering in his boots whilst the others sorted the job.Over the next several years, he faced lots of humiliation for taking the credit for the murder of white tony and wounding anthony mckie when in fact at the first sight of Flannerys gun he ran off and hid in trap one in the penny black public house owned by his brother Derek.
By the mid 1990s Desmond Noonan was known as a rent boy like his brother and respected by all who knew him, he was known as a very cute and cuddly man and had links with a wide range of Britain's underworld, apparently making himself very touchable.
In 1995, four years later, Noonan was convicted of attacking twin brothers,during which he was reportedly described by the court as [a real diamond], and sentenced to 33 months imprisonment. The twin brothers later turned out to be Tweedle dee and Tweedle dum who were threatening to take over Dessies Tuesday night Cross dressing nights at the Konspiracy club,fennel street.
By the end of the 1990s the Noonan family had been linked to absolutely no gangland murders,2 vicious assaults at a punch and judy festival , and had a stranglehold on most of the gay village in and around sackville street; they had also made over 500 pounds from blackmailing mothercare and toys r us to name a few.
Desmond Noonan also began to venture into the nightlife of many other cities to gain more wealth, power and respect for the family. He and his brothers Damian and Derek started to acquire tendancies to cross dressing in nightclubs in Liverpool, London and Newcastle.
The fact that Dessie had the audacity to try and swap outfits in other cities with other gangland figures gave him a lot of credibility and respect and soon he was becoming involved with a number of notable crime bosses including the likes of the Liverpool drugs baron Curtis Warren, London show-biz mock-gangster and alleged 'friend' of the Krays, Dave Courtney and head of Newcastle's biggest crime family boss Paddy Conroy. Having contacts like these made the contacts physically sick.
The strength and power of the family, in particular Dessie, allowed him to be a great mover on the dancefloor.His participation in Dancing with Stars coincided with a truce amongst the manchester gangs. Other Gangland figures participating in this truce were Paul Massey, Damian Noonan, Paul Flannery and apparently Jimmy 'the Weed' Donnelly, who was a powerful figure in the QSG, another Manchester gang.
 Later years
Desmond Noonan was said to have later developed a crack addiction and Dominic Noonan on his release from prison in 2002 became head of the Noonan crime family, after Damian's death in 2003.
After last being seen on the night of 18 March drinking in The Park public house in Northern Moor, Wythenshawe at around 11:30 a.m., Sandra Noonan received a phone call from her husband early Saturday morning who told her he had been stabbed and asked her to pick him up in the suburb of Chorlton. By the time she had arrived, Noonan was lying unconscious in Merseybank Avenue. Sandra Noonan then called for an ambulance. He died of his wounds before arriving at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Held on April 22, 2005 his funeral in south Manchester was reportedly attended by hundreds of local residents with a kilted pipe band playing as his body arrived in a horse-drawn hearse at Chorlton church. His younger brother Damian Noonan had died two years earlier in a motorbike accident whilst on holiday in the Dominican Republic.
Derek "Yardie Derek" McDuffus, a local drug dealer from South Manchester, was charged on June 15 after appearing at Preston Crown Court, and was eventually convicted of Noonan's murder, for which he received a life sentence. He was subsequently placed in solitary confinement to protect him from retribution by the Noonan family.) The authorities suspected that Noonan, who had allegedly become a drug addict during the last months of his life, had been strong-arming local drug dealers into giving him narcotics, and had left the pub intoxicated in search of a drug dealer. McDuffus was charged and found guilty of his murder. It is believed McDuffus stabbed Noonan and threw him out of his residence, following which he bled to death in the street.
Noonan died four days before the broadcast of journalist Donal MacIntyre's documentary MacIntyre's Underworld, Die On The Wall featuring him and his brother.