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Greysteel UFF murderer Torrens Knight freed from prison

By Catherine Lynagh

Greysteel killer Torrens Knight has been released from prison following a decision by the Sentence Review Commission.

The UFF murderer received 12 life sentences for his part in the Greysteel massacre and the separate killing of four workmen.

Two gunmen from the UFF opened fire on the Rising Sun bar in Greysteel, Co Londonderry, in October 1993. They shot dead seven people. Another man later died of his injuries.

Customers in the bar at first thought it was a Halloween prank as the gunmen shouted “trick or treat” before opening fire.

It followed an IRA bomb attack on the Shankill Road in west Belfast just days earlier in which 10 people, including one of the bombers, were killed.

Knight was sent back to prison last year for attacking two sisters in a Coleraine bar and had his early release licence suspended.

At a hearing in April this year, Knight said being called “a murdering scumbag b*****d” by one of the women had not annoyed him, but he was very upset when she called his wife a “tramp”.

Beginning to cry, Knight said: “It doesn’t matter that people call me that now. It hurt me more that she called my wife a tramp.

“I have done terrible things and people have a right to call me that. But my wife is not a tramp.”

Greysteel was one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles.

SDLP MLA John Dallat said the evil UFF killer had been treated with “kid gloves”.

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