Convicted Police Murderer Dale Cregan Moves To Secure Hospital

The man jailed for the murder of two police officers has been moved from Strangeways prison in Manchester to the maximum-security Ashworth Hospital.

30-year-old Dale Cregan was given a whole-life sentence for the murders of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes as well as father and son David and Mark Short.

The two police officers were killed and in a gun and grenade attack after being lured to a house in Greater Manchester following a false report of a burglary.

It is understood that Cregan was moved to the hospital wing of Strangeways on Thursday following a month long hunger strike. He was then transfers to Ashworth Hospital, which is the same facility where Ian Brady is held.


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