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Larry Murphy not under constant surveillance in London

Larry Murphy not under constant surveillance in London

Suspected serial killer and convicted rapist Larry Murphy is still living in London.

Detectives in the Garda Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit keep tabs on Murphy by liasing with English authorities.

However, the 50-year-old is not under the constant watch of English police.

It is reported that just “passing attention” is given by English forces to one of Ireland’s most notorious sex criminals.

Gardai are worryingly only receiving sporadic updates on the feared predator.

Murphy served 10-and-a-half years of a 15-year sentence for rape and attempted murder.

The suspected killer had no post-release supervision order attached to his jail term, which increases the difficulty for authorities in tracking his location.

The last time Murphy was seen on Irish soil was the summer of 2011, when he returned to the country for two weeks following the theft of his passport in Barcelona.

The convicted rapist spent almost six months in the Spanish city, having fled there through the Netherlands and the south of France following his release from Arbour Hill Prison in August 2010.

Having spent two weeks in Dublin hotels on his return in 2011, Murphy is understood to have returned to Spain.

His next sighting was in London in March 2013, with it being said that he has lived in the English capital for almost three years now.

Two years ago, it was reported that he had entered into a relationship with a woman who was aware of his horrific past.

In December 2014, reports suggested that Murphy was planning a permanent move back to Ireland.

It is understood that he contacted gardai to relay his willingness to co-operate with the Garda Sex Offenders Management and Intelligence Unit on his return.

Murphy’s wishes to return to the country where he committed at least one atrocity have not yet come through, while it emerged last June that he was involved in a pub brawl in north-east London.

Murphy’s depraved reputation is not just based on the sick crime that he was convicted of when he brutalised a Co Carlow woman in 2000.

In that horrific attack, he kidnapped his victim before driving her into the mountain where he repeatedly raped her before putting a shopping bag over her head and forcing her into the boot of his car.

The evil Murphy is also a suspect in the disappearances of Annie McCarrick (26), Jo Jo Dullard (21), and Deirdre Jacob (18), who all vanished in the years before he kidnapped and raped the Co Carlow woman.

Ken Foy

Via Herald