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Monster who murdered 3 children set for freedom

Killed: Paul, Samantha and Dawn PICTURE: SOLENT

A MAN who killed three children before impaling their mutilated bodies on a fence outside their home has been cleared for release by the parole board.

David McGreavy brutally killed Paul Ralph, four, and his sisters Dawn, two, and nine-month-old Samantha.

Murderer: Triple child killer David McGreavy PICTURE: MERCURY

The family friend and lodger then hung their bodies on the spiked garden railings of their house in Worcester. He claimed he killed the children because one of them would not stop crying. The killer, dubbed the Monster of Worcester, was sentenced to life for the murders in 1973.

The parole board confirmed he has now been cleared for release.

Parole: David McGreavy was sentenced to life in 1973 PICTURE: GETTY

The children’s mother Elsie Urry, who has also been known as Dorothy, told The Sun: ‘He put my babies on spikes for God’s sake — he mutilated them and they died in agony.

‘I wanted him dead and to suffer like they had but was reassured after his trial that his crime was so terrible he would never walk free again.

‘But despite begging them to keep him locked up, I have been betrayed.’

McGreavy, now 67, had changed ‘considerably’ after 45 years in prison, a report said. ‘The psychologist identified a number of factors which make it less likely that [he] will reoffend,’ it said.

‘We can confirm that a panel of the parole board has directed the release of David McGreavy.

‘Public safety is our number one priority,’ the board said.