Where is Patrick Mackay now? | The Sun

IN the mid 1970s, Patrick Mackay was convicted killing three people, including two elderly women.

But who is he, and where is he now?

Who is Patrick Mackay?

Patrick Mackay is the UK's longest serving prisoner, who was convicted of a horrific killings across London and Kent in 1975.

Mackey hacked-up the body of a priest in a bathtub, and also killed two elderly women.

The serial killer became known as the Monster of Belgravia, The Psychopath and the Devil’s Disciple when he was finally brought to justice.

Where is Patrick Mackay now?

In July 2022, The Mirror reported that Mackay, who has been dubbed the "most dangerous man in Britain" could now be released by Christmas

He's been granted a parole hearing that could take place as soon as September, 2022.

A spokesperson said: "We can confirm the case of Patrick Mackay has been referred to the Parole Board. It is awaiting a date to be listed."


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Mackay – who now goes by the name David Groves – spent the first 27 years of his sentence in a top security jail.

He's now in an open prison, and is seen as a model prisoner, according to a prison source.

The 69-year-old was convicted of three killings at trial, but he's suspected to have carried out a further eight.

Who were Patrick Mackay's victims?

Mackay's first victim was Isabella Griffiths, an 87-year-old widow who was strangled and stabbed at her Chelsea home.

He then strangled 89-year-old Adele Price, in Kensington.

After that, he brutally killed catholic priest Father Anthony Crean, 63, using his fists, a knife and an axe.

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Crean's mutilated body was left in a bath full of bloody water.

Mackay was charged with five counts of murder but he was convicted of three counts of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility.

The other two cases were allowed to lie on file – meaning prosecutors believed they had sufficient evidence but a trial was thought not to be in the public interest.

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Among those suspected of being his other victims are café-owner Ivy Davis, who was found at her home in Westcliff-on-Sea with multiple wounds to her head, as well as a ligature around her neck in February 1975.

Mackay also reportedly confessed to killing eight more, but is said to have retracted the confessions for all but four killings, which included the three he was convicted for.

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