Greysteel mass killer sent back to gaol for Coleraine assault…

Convicted UFF man Torrens Knight was on his way back to gaol last night. Knight was given twelve life sentences for the killing of eight people in the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel in 1993 and he was also sentenced for the killings of four others. He was released early under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. He was convicted earlier this month of an assault on two women in a Coleraine premises in 2008. Northern Ireland Secretary of State Shaun Woodward has suspended his early release licence. The Sentence Review Commission will decide Mr Knight’s fate in the coming weeks.

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  • stokesy

    An inherently evil man as his crimes bear out.

  • Richard Aardvark

    Can only hope he serves the rest of his days out in prison.

  • Dec

    stokesy

    Whomever was depositing 50k a year into his Coleraine bank account would appear to have a differing view.

  • Mortimer

    What’s this about 50K…?

  • Neil

    While I know this applies to some degree or another for every (ex) paramilitary in Northern Ireland what with the early releases, but working it out in my head in front of the telly, he served 1 year and 3 months per kill. That’s gotta be one of the lowest convicted murder:time inside ratios anywhere on earth.

  • googoogaga

    Dec
    Who was depositing 50k a year into his Coleraine bank account?

  • blue hammer

    >>> he served 1 year and 3 months per kill. That’s gotta be one of the lowest convicted murder:time inside ratios anywhere on earth <<

  • Dec
  • Conquistador

    >>> he served 1 year and 3 months per kill. That’s gotta be one of the lowest convicted murder:time inside ratios anywhere on earth < <

    Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi too.

  • J Kelly

    lee clegg didn’t do too long

  • the future’s bright, the future’s orange

    Well SF were the ones insisting on these ‘political prisoners’ being released. What a wonderful society we live in…

    Throw away the key methinks.

  • serviceman

    Lee Clegg didn’t commit any crime, just provided a service to the law abiding community.

  • Skintown Lad

    Great to see the licence system working as it should. Hopefully it sends a message

  • Paul McMahon

    “Well SF were the ones insisting on these ‘political prisoners’ being released. What a wonderful society we live in… ”

    Hah, the Brits set the precedent whn they released Pvte Ian Thain in 1985. Thain was convicted of murdering Thomas ‘Kidso’ Reilly and sentenced to life. He served little over two years in a military prison.

    “Lee Clegg didn’t commit any crime, just provided a service to the law abiding community”

    So, going by your logic serviceman, the IRA were only “providing a service to the law abiding community” when they caught two British soldiers driving recklessly on the Andytown Rd in March ’88?

  • Conquistador

    So, going by your logic serviceman, the IRA were only “providing a service to the law abiding community” when they caught two British soldiers driving recklessly on the Andytown Rd in March ‘88?

    That’s not logical at all

  • Paul McMahon

    Why not Con? My reading of Serviceman’s post is that he implies that anyone recklessly driving a car at high speed towards a group of people deserves to be shot dead.

    Perhaps you interpret it differently?

  • Adrec

    Paul McMahon

    Your obvious joy at the murders of the two army corporals puts you in the same low life bracket as Torrens Knight.

  • Paul McMahon

    Please demonstrate where I have expressed ¨obvious joy¨ at the murder of any of the unfortunate beings spoken about in this equation Adrec.

  • Gerry Mander

    “So, going by your logic serviceman, the IRA were only “providing a service to the law abiding community” when they caught two British soldiers driving recklessly on the Andytown Rd in March ‘88?”

    These two were hardened SAS terrorist killers out on a “random killing” job. The world is better off without them and their ilk.

    Hasn’t T Knight (SAS stooge) been in before after being out? I guess like most MI5 stooges ( Stone, Adair and his gay pal), he has personal issues.

  • DK

    Wow – you guys really love standing up for your own murderers and slagging off the other team’s murderers. Ever thought about an alternative?

  • Brian MacAodh

    Assaulting two women? Were they catholic or protestant women??

  • Ruairi Og

    As said above this demonstrates the importance of the ability to recall back to the big house those who break the terms of their early release.

    Oh, and get it right round him.