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Man jailed for pensioner murder

Ian McLoughlin, 55, today pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the murder of Graham Buck, who was stabbed when he went to the aid of his convicted paedophile neighbour during a robbery. He was jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 40 years.

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Good Samaritan murderer had killed twice before

Ian McLoughlin, who today admitted to the murder of pensioner Graham Buck, had killed twice before.

Ian McLoughlin admitted to killing the pensioner. Credit: ITV Anglia

In 1984, he hit Len Delgatty, 49, over the head with a hammer several times after a row, and left his body in a cupboard. He was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter at the Old Bailey, reduced to eight years on appeal.

After his release, he went to live in Brighton, where barman Peter Halls, 55, offered him work. McLoughlin said he assumed Mr Halls was gay, and thought that he may be expected to sleep with him.

McLoughlin stabbed Mr Halls several times, and in 1992 was jailed for 25 years for murder, serving a total of 21 years behind bars.

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