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Larry Murphy breaks leg in bar fight

Larry Murphy
Larry Murphy

Larry Murphy has reportedly broken his leg in a bar fight.

The ‘Beast of Baltinglass’ reportedly injured himself during a fight with a group of men in a bar near his home in north-east London.

The 50-year-old further injured his leg following a workplace accident, reports The Sun.

"He was involved in some stupid pub row, not linked to his past," a source told the newspaper.

"He told police about it and hobbled around in a cast for a while."

Reports indicate that the drunken argument had nothing to do with the convicted rapist’s previous crimes.

Murphy was freed from jail in August 2010 after serving 10 years of a 15-year sentence for a brutal sex attack on a woman in the Wicklow Mountains.

The sex beast repeatedly raped the young victim, badly beat her and then tried to smother her with a plastic bag.

Murphy had stalked the 28-year-old for a month and was only put off killing her when he was scared away by two hunters.

The Wicklow native has been at the centre of the Operation Trace investigation probing the disappearance of a number of women in the Leinster area in the 1990s.

The psycho refuses to talk to cops about the missing women, but is a suspect in the disappearance of six women.

And while gardai also have other suspects for three of these women, Murphy remains the chief suspect in the disappearance of Annie McCarrick (26), Jo Jo Dollard (21) and Deirdre Jacob (19).

Since his release from prison, Murphy has spent time in Barcelona, Amsterdam, northern France and London.

He had been picking up transient work as a carpenter while drinking in local pubs. 

However, despite the fact he has not been living in Ireland since shortly after getting out of prison, there has still been mass hysteria concerning his whereabouts.

Social networking sites are still jammed with sightings of him in particular towns or localities, a Larry Murphy tracker site is still running on Facebook and gardai constantly receive calls from terrified residents demanding to know if he is living in their communities.

Murphy’s latest planned move is likely to increase the concerns of the Irish public.

He is believed to have been living in the U.K. for the last two years.

In June, one woman told the Sunday World how she fell for Larry Murphy without knowing about his sinister past. 

She said she met the ‘Beast of Baltinglass’ in a London pub, a chance encounter that sparked a four-month relationship.

The middle-class artist said: “I was so shocked when I found out. He was so tender and gentle to me. I couldn’t believe he was what they said he was. I had loved him and felt like a victim.”

The woman continued to see Murphy two months after she found out about his past.

After Murphy was quizzed by a newspaper about his sickening past, and his links to missing women, he said: “No, I didn’t kill anyone.”

Murphy was at first reluctant to speak and moaned that newspapers always misinterpret his words.

He said: “I’ve said it several times, it’s always twisted.

“It’s always twisted around. Every time I say something it’s twisted in the paper.”