Killer Cregan moved to mental hospital
Date published: 09 September 2013
Police killer Dale Cregan has been admitted to maximum–security Ashworth Hospital because of his behaviour.
Cregan (30) has been moved from Strangeways in Manchester to the secure mental hospital, also home to Moors Murderer Ian Brady.
The killer was put in the Manchester jail’s hospital wing before his transfer, after refusing food.
Originally it was thought Cregan, serving four life sentences, would be moved to Full Sutton near York after his trial like his co–defendants.
Cregan has been kept segregated from other prisoners for fear of reprisals after being jailed for life for the ruthless murders of policewomen Nicola Hughes from Saddleworth and Fiona Bone, and a father and son.
A police source said his behaviour has meant he will be held at Ashworth.
“His head has gone,” the source said. “He can’t take it any more. He’s not cocky any more — what a difference in attitude. He had not been eating and was in health care in prison. He was just lying on his bed 24/7, doesn’t talk to staff. He’s not eaten for four weeks, he’s gone in the head.”
Ashworth Hospital, near Maghull on Merseyside, houses prisoners deemed to be criminally insane.
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