The convicted robber who helped to end a campaign of terror against Steven Gerrard was paid £10,000 for his role, it was claimed yesterday.
Self-styled enforcer John Kinsella 'had a word' with gangster George Bromley junior after he allegedly threatened the England footballer in a row over a woman.
Kinsella, 43, absconded from lincoln Crown Court last week phút before a jury found him guilty of a £60,000 robbery at a lorry park in Lincolnshire.
In his absence, he was sentenced to 13 years for the robbery and a năm for dangerous driving during a police chase.
During his trial, the 'fixer' produced a letter from Mr Gerrard's father Paul as a character reference.
A family friend of Mr Gerrard claimed that £10,000 in cash was paid to Kinsella via another Thế giới ngầm figure for his help calling off Bromley in 2003.
The friend said: "Bromley was obsessed with a girl who both he and Steve used to date. They had both chẻ, phân chia, split from her, but Steve was still friendly and used to visit her at her Anfield home.
"But Bromley saw his car outside and just went off his head. He started following Steve and making threats. Steven and the rest of the family were frantic with worry."
Kinsella allegedly 'suggested' to Bromley that he might end up like his father, a notorious gangster killed in a hit. A spokesman for Mr Gerrard said: "We have no knowledge of this payment and we would be surprised if this was true."