One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan now in mental hospital following behavioural changes
Police killer Dale Cregan has gone on "hunger strike" after prison bosses rejected his request to be moved out of segregation.
The public were put at risk by the daily convoy carrying Dale Cregan, according to Greater Manchester's police commissioner Tony Lloyd.
It's been revealed that Dale Cregan - who killed four people including two police women - has been transferred to Ashworth High Security Hospital in Merseyside. He'd been serving a life sentence at Her Majesty's Prison Manchester, but was moved yesterday.
One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan has been admitted to maximum-security Ashworth Hospital because of his behaviour.
Cregan, 30, is now in the secure mental hospital, where Moors Murderer Ian Brady is serving his sentence, after being moved from Strangeways jail in Manchester.
The father of one was put in the hospital wing at the jail before his transfer yesterday after refusing food.
He was jailed for life at Preston Crown Court for the ruthless murders of two unarmed policewomen and a father and son. The gangster, who had had served only minimal time in jail before, was told he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The investigation into the murders of PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone and David and Mark Short has led to a further 300 arrests and the seizure of £300,000 worth of drugs.
Dale Cregan was jailed for a whole life term for the murders last month. Operation Challenger has been targeting the criminal networks and families in the communities of Tameside and north and east Manchester.
As part of the operation, there has been more than 300 arrests, £2m worth of property seized, more than £300,000 worth of drugs recovered and £650,000 worth of restraint orders since October 2012.
Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said: "The investigation into the murders of Fiona, Nicola and the Short family revealed a far-reaching web of organised criminality and extreme violence which had to be tackled.
"The historic rivalry between criminal factions fighting over reputation and territory and creating alternative systems of justice was the spark that led to the tragic events we saw last year.
"Over the past few years, we have made huge strides towards tackling organised crime. Millions of pounds worth of drugs have been seized and more than 1,500 years of jail time handed out to offenders.
"However, we know there are still criminalnetworks causing misery to certain communities so Operation Challenger seeks tobuild on our successes and permanently tackle these organised crimegroups."
Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, spoke outside Preston Crown Court following the sentencing of Dale Cregan.
One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan is set to die in prison with a whole life sentence for murdering four people in Greater Manchester after his long-running trial came to an end.
Cregan, 30, had previously pleaded guilty during the trial to killing policewomen Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, and father and son David Short, 46, and Mark Short, 23, last year.
He also admitted the attempted murders of three others and causing an explosion with a hand-grenade.
A jury at Preston Crown Court found him not guilty of one remaining count of attempted murder involving a grenade attack on Sharon Hark, which he denied.