I am from the UK, and a former barrister (trial attorney – nothing to do with coffee!), police detective, sales manager, truck driver, motorcycle courier, etc., etc. It follows that I have many stories to tell owing to my varied work and life experiences.
If you like to read memoirs, true crime, detective stories or drug culture back in the 1970s then you have found the right place.
I also write crime fiction.
I am a native of Accrington, Lancashire, but raised in Huyton, Liverpool. I was educated at Prescot Grammar School, Merseyside, England leaving school at 17 years, and returned to education in 1993 at the now London Metropolitan University and was awarded a law degree LLB (2:1 Honors).
My police service was in both the Lancashire and Hampshire forces from 1966 to 1980 when I resigned with the rank of Detective Sergeant.
Between 1980 and 1993, I worked in a variety of jobs as a sales manager, truck driver and instructor. While reading law full time between 1993 and 1996 I also worked as a hospital night security porter, a London motorcycle courier and chilled food delivery driver to fund my studies.
From 1996 to 1997 I qualified as a barrister at the famous Inns of Court School of Law, London. From 1997 to 2011 I practised law as a criminal barrister defending in cases of murder, rape, sexual assault, robbery, firearms possession and supplying drugs including cases at the famous Old Bailey and the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
Stephen Bentley, a freelance writer, bestselling Amazon author and Huffington Post UK blogger from the UK, and a former barrister (trial attorney – nothing to do with coffee!), police detective, sales manager, truck driver, motorcycle courier, etc., etc.