Double Cop-Killer Dale Cregan ‘Back in Jail’ After Four Years in Hospital

March 27, 2018 Updated: September 27, 2018

Infamous one-eyed killer Dale Cregan is reportedly back in a UK prison after spending four years in a psychiatric hospital.

Cregan, 34, murdered two female police officers in 2012 after luring them into a trap with a fake 911 call.

Police Constables Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed by Dale Cregan in a horrific way. (Greater Manchester Police)

The known gangster also killed father and son David and Mark Short in the killing spree that landed him in jail for life.

Police forensic officers conduct a fingertip search outside a house in Hattersley, Tameside where two female police officers were murdered on September 18, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Now Cregan is back at Manchester Prison after last year’s “bad not mad” court ruling found him unworthy of continued hospital stay, the Sun reported.

A delay followed the judge’s decision to have Cregan returned to the prison, also known as Strangeways.

Armed police stand guard as Dale Cregan and nine other co-defendants arrive in an armed convoy to face charges of murder and attempted murder at Preston Crown on February 7, 2013 in Preston, Lancashire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The paper claims Cregan boasted about the cushy conditions of his hospital stay, which included playing snooker, tennis, and cooking pizza.

“Cregan’s life on easy street has ended. He’s back where he should be,” an unnamed source told the Sun.

This is not the first time Cregan has resurfaced in reports since being found guilty in June 2013 of four murders and three attempted murders.

A police officer stands guard as Dale Cregan arrives in an armed convoy to face charges of murder and attempted murder at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court on September 21, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Cregan was isolated from other inmates for his own safety in a maximum-security prison HMP Full Sutton near York, England, the Manchester Evening News reported claiming a rival gang put out a bounty of $31,000 on Cregan’s one good eye.

Cregan, who has a false eye made of onyx, once bragged that he had lost his eye in a fight in Thailand, Metro reported. The paper also stated that a police source said a lack of scarring around the socket suggested it had been plucked out with a knife.

In August of 2013, the Manchester Evening News reported that Cregan went on a hunger strike to protest his isolation.

He reportedly wanted to interact with other inmates and also wants to be moved to facilities closer to his family in Manchester.

At the time the Manchester Evening News reported that a local member of parliament, Jonathan Reynolds, said, “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.”

Newspapers are stacked for sale as Dale Cregan accused of four murders including two police officers leaves Manchester Magistrates Court in an armed convoy on September 21, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

 

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