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Crime World Extra: Davy Tweed - the evil monster behind the legend

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant

He was a towering Ulster rugby star who won four caps for Ireland in the mid 1990s and went on to forge a political career as an ultra conservative unionist.

After his death on October 28 th in a motorcycle crash in county Antrim, political pals and friends from the Orange Order were amongst those to pay tribute to Davy Tweed describing him as a giant of a man and a ‘larger than life character’.

But in recent weeks Sunday World journalist Hugh Jordan has uncovered the truth about the real Tweed and his secret life as a predatory paedophile who terrorised his family and sexually abused his daughters.

Today I’m joined by Hugh along with three of Tweed’s courageous daughters Amanda, Catherine and Victoria who have waived their anonymity to speak out about the monster behind the legend.

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