POLICE KILLER DALE CREGAN ON HUNGER STRIKE – The monster, Dale Cregan, that murdered two police women with a grenade and gun assault last year, has gone on hunger strike because prison authorities are refusing to move him from HMP Full Sutton to HMP Strangeways in order to be closer to his family.
Cregan is also confined to solitary confinement; another gripe he has and has issued a statement that he feels his human rights are being violated as he is kept apart from other prisoners and a considerable distance from his family.
Of course Cregan is probably right and no doubt any day now the authorities will cave into his demands, remove him from solitary confinement and move him to Strangeways. I wonder how long it will be until Cregan, like so many other prisoners living in the lap of luxury at the taxpayers’ expense, will come up with something else to complain about.
On the day that Cregan was arrest a travesty of justice occurred not once, not twice but in fact three times.
The first instance was that he murdered PC Fiona Bone; the second that he murdered PC Nicola Hughes and finally the police armed response unit didn’t execute him there and then.
Of course there is now the debacle of the ‘hunger strike’ and I suppose that the British public and the family and friends of Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes might yet get the justice they deserve if he dies.
Yes that may all sound a little inhumane and if I had my way Cregan would have been swinging from a rope but of course we live in an era not so much attuned to justice but rather a criminals human rights; regardless of how heinous that crime happens to be.
Cregan wasn’t convicted of murdering just the two police women but also that of David Short and his son Mark Short.
According to prison officials Cregan is kept in solitary confinement for his own safety but Cregan feels this is more a vindictive move by the authorities because he murdered two police officers.
“Dale Cregan deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison and how he is held is a matter for the prison authorities. He is clearly proud of the reputation he has gained and this is now one of the few ways he has of getting the attention that he craves.
Hopefully he will be dealt with accordingly and can get right back to serving his sentence in whichever way the authorities see fit.” Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde
Considering Jonathan Reynolds view above it is at least comforting to know that at least one MP won’t be defending Cregan’s human rights.
Cregan is currently serving a ‘whole life sentence’ for the murdered he committed but the tragedy is that the British Justice system has just come under fire from the European Court on Human Rights stating that such a sentence is inhuman and that no person should die a prisoner.
Again with any luck the prison authorities will monitor Cregan’s condition and allow him to carry on his hunger strike but I very much doubt Cregan has the spine to go through with it and relieve the long suffering family members and the taxpayer of his miserable existence.