10:56am Thursday 23rd May 2013
TRIPLE child killer David McGreavy has failed in his High Court bid to keep his name a secret.
McGreavy, who murdered three children and impaled their bodies on railings behind their Worcester home, had argued that his safety was at risk if his identity remained public.
The ruling means we can finally reveal Mc-Greavy’s latest attempts to be transferred into an open prison with a view to being released eventually.
Yesterday a High Court judge ruled the gagging order, imposed in 2009, should be lifted.
The horrific killings, which earned McGreavy the title the Monster of Worcester, happened in April 1973 but remains one of the most horrific cases of modern times.
Paul Ralph, four, and his sisters Dawn, two, and nine-month-old Samantha were all killed in different ways before McGreavy, who was babysitting them at the time, impaled them on the garden fence of their terraced home in Gillam Street.
The anonymity order was made during the course of a legal challenge by McGreavy, who has spent decades in prison, against a Parole Board decision refusing him a transfer to open conditions.
Yesterday news that he is seeking release from prison was met with fury by relatives of the three children.
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