Loyalist killer returned to jail


Notorious loyalist killer Torrens Knight has been sent back to prison after his early release licence was suspended.

Secretary of State Shaun Woodward made the decision after Knight was found guilty of attacking two sisters in a bar in Coleraine, Co Derry, on 30 May 2008.

He was detained in Coleraine and returned to prison to serve the remainder of 12 life sentences for his part in the 1993 Greysteel murders and for killing four workmen in Castlerock earlier the same year.

Knight was a member of the Ulster Freedom Fighters gang that burst into the Rising Sun bar in Greysteel, Derry on Halloween in 1993 and opened fire.

The killings are always associated with the infamous “trick or treat” phrase shouted by one of the gunmen before they started shooting.

Knight was also convicted of the murders of four Catholic builders in the nearby town of Castlerock earlier that year.

He was released under the Good Friday Agreement after serving seven years.