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The animation depicting  the loyalist murder gang the Shankill Butchers

The animation depicting the loyalist murder gang the Shankill Butchers

Loyalist murderer Lenny Murphy

Loyalist murderer Lenny Murphy

Martin Dillon

Martin Dillon

The animation depicting  the loyalist murder gang the Shankill Butchers

The animation depicting the loyalist murder gang the Shankill Butchers

The animation depicting  the loyalist murder gang the Shankill Butchers

The animation depicting the loyalist murder gang the Shankill Butchers

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The animation depicting the loyalist murder gang the Shankill Butchers

THE author who exposed the full depravity of the Shankill Butchers has slammed a bizarre online animation depicting their crimes in cartoon form.

The four-minute cartoon clip entitled 'Shankill Butchers: Lenny Murphy the killer Ireland never forgets!' was uploaded to YouTube earlier this month.

It claims to tell the story of Lenny Murphy and his murderous gang through child-like animation, including the killers abducting victims in New York-style yellow cabs, but has been criticised by author and investigative journalist Martin Dillon. Mr Dillon (71) wrote The Shankill Butchers: A Case Study of Mass Murder in 1989 and it became the definitive book on the savage UVF gang responsible for at least 23 killings.


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