Who is Dale Cregan and where is he now? – The Sun | The SunNovember 30, 2022
AFTER 10 years, the horrifying acts of Dale Cregan live on with the families that lost loved ones.
Here we tell you all we know about Cregan, the crimes he committed and where he is located now.
Who is Dale Cregan?
Dale Cregan is a convicted murderer born on June 6, 1983, at the Tameside General Hospital.
He was the middle child of three children and their father left the family and then married a former policewoman who worked wth the Greater Manchester Police.
His first crimes were dealing drugs at the now-defunct Littlemoss High School before he left to live with his sister in Tenerife for 18 months.
When he returned to the UK, he started collecting firearms such as machine guns.
He began dealing more drugs too such as cocaine.
Cregan is known as 'One Eye" because of his missing left eye.
It is not known how he lost it, however, he now wears a black glass eye.
What crime did Dale Cregan commit?
Other than drug dealing, Cregan killed four people.
On September 18, 2012, police officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were sent to Abbey Gardens in Mottram, Longdendale at around 11am after they received a report of a burglary.
The police had received a fake 999 emergency call, which was later to be found that it was made by Cregan.
Upon arriving at the house where the supposed burglary took place, they were attack with 32 gunshots fired from a Glock pistol within 31 seconds and with one M75 grenade thrown too.
Fiona Bone was 32 when she died while Nicola Hughes was 23.
Once arrested, police also found that he was the one who murdered 23-year-old Mark Short.
Short was shot dead in the Cotton Tree pub in Droylsden on May 25, 2012.
Then he also killed his father David Short, 46, with a gun and grenade attack at his home in Clayton on August 10, 2012.
He was charged with the four murders and with four separate counts of attempted murder.
At first, Cregan didn't plead guilty, however, on February 12, 2013, he took responsibility for the murders, claiming that he regretted killing the young female officers.
He later on also pleaded guilty to the murders of Mark and David Short.
His actions earned him a life sentence in prison.
Where is Dale Cregan now?
Cregan was initially taken to the HM Prison Full Sutton, where in August 2013, he went on a hunger strike.
He was moved to the psychiatric Ashworth hospital in Liverpool in September 2013.
On March 2018, they moved him back to Manchester.
However, in September 2020, it was reported that he was moved back to the psychiatric hospical.
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