Aged 36, John is a nasty, brutish, man who has already spent many years in prison for GBH. You would not want to cross him as he has no qualms about using his fists. John has witnessed his mother being beaten by his father since he was a small boy, yet he still puts his father on a pedestal.
The only compassion he feels is towards his younger brother, due to the fact that he was crippled after a fall whilst they were stealing lead from a church roof.
He carries a lot of guilt, but his brutish personality makes him desperate to obtain wealth at any cost.