Murphy still overseas, say gar­daí

RAPIST SIGHT­INGS FEARS

Bray People - - NEWS -

CON­VICTED RAPIST Larry Murphy is still liv­ing abroad ac­cord­ing to Garda sources de­spite re­cent re­ported sight­ings of him in Kil­dare and Dublin.

Near the end of last year it was re­vealed that Murphy had been work­ing in Amsterdam for close to a year, where he was ac­com­pa­nied by a con­victed dou­ble rapist from Dublin. It is now un­der­stood that he has moved on to an­other lo­ca­tion in main­land Europe.

Both the Gar­daí and Europol have con­firmed that they know where Murphy’s cur­rent lo­ca­tion is.

Over the past num­ber of weeks there have been a num­ber of re­ported sight­ings of Murphy at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Ire­land. It seems th­ese re­cent sight­ings may be re­lated to the ar­rest of Murphy’s friend last week in En­niskillen by the PSNI.

The man, who can’t be named for le­gal rea­sons, first met Murphy while both men were serv­ing time in Ar­bour Hill Prison. He was reg­u­larly seen in the com­pany of the Balt­in­glass man over in Hol­land, where both men also worked to­gether.

The Dublin man was ar­rested on foot of an in­ter­na­tional ar­rest war­rant for fail­ing to com­ply with the Sex Of­fend­ers Act. Un­der the act an of­fender is obliged to in­form Gar­dai of his cur­rent ad­dress and no­tify them if he leaves the coun­try. The same re­stric­tions don’t ap­ply to Murphy be­cause his con­vic­tion pre-dates the leg­is­la­tion. A report on Face­book falsely claimed he had moved to Sag­gart in Co. Dublin. Gar­dai have also said they have con­cerns for a lo­cal man who bears a ‘pass­ing re­sem­blance’ to Murphy.

A Garda source says Murphy hasn’t set foot in Ire­land since leav­ing the coun­try and now re­sides in a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion in Europe, where lo­cal po­lice have been made aware of his pres­ence.

Murphy was sen­tenced to 15 years for the rape, ab­duc­tion and at­tempted mur­der of a woman in 2000. He is also the main sus­pect in the dis­ap­pear­ance of a num­ber of Le­in­ster woman who van­ished prior to his con­vic­tion.

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