Teach­ers in roll call

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by ISOBEL DICK­IN­SON Chief Re­porter

CASH-STRAPPED schools are ask­ing par­ents to fork out for their chil­dren’s toi­let rolls.

Mums and dads are also be­ing asked to pay for ac­tiv­i­ties that used to be free such as con­certs and school clubs, a sur­vey has re­vealed.

Al­most a third of par­ents are pay­ing up to £30 a month for ba­sic items such as loo pa­per and for en­try to events in­clud­ing sports days.

Vol­un­tary do­na­tions by fam­i­lies to schools have risen by a quar­ter in a year.

Re­search by Par­en­tkind, for­merly the Par­ent Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion UK, sug­gests the aver­age monthly vol­un­tary do­na­tion made by par­ents to schools this year was £11.35, up from

£8.90 last year.

More than 20% had been asked to sup­ply sta­tionery, books and glue, up from

15% last year.

COP killer Dale Cre­gan keeps hav­ing his glass eye stolen by fel­low pris­on­ers.

Lags be­gan tar­get­ing him be­cause they were fed up with his con­stant threats.

The mon­ster then moaned he was be­ing “bul­lied” on his wing at tough Strange­ways prison.

A source at the Manch­ester jail told us: “For the last cou­ple of years Cre­gan’s been bang­ing on about how hard he is.

“He’s con­stantly threat­en­ing lags and staff. If he re­ally wants to in­tim­i­date peo­ple he takes his glass eye out. Some of the in­mates on his wing just got fed up with him so they waited for him to have a shower.

“He re­moves his glass eye so he can wash his face and clean out the socket.

“Cre­gan placed it in a glass of warm wa­ter for 10 min­utes but it was taken while he was in the shower.”

Our source told how the thug “went bal­lis­tic”.

“He couldn’t work out what had hap­pened and thought he had mis­laid it. But it was then placed back in his room. It hap­pened again a few days later and he hit the roof again. Ev­ery­one else thought it was hi­lar­i­ous, in­clud­ing the staff.”

Cre­gan, who has now been moved from Manch­ester, claims he lost his eye in a punch-up with po­lice in Thai­land.

Our source said he bul­lied other lags in a bid to get the names of those who pinched his false peeper.

The in­sider added: “Af­ter the last episode he has been fairly quiet, so if that’s what the other lags wanted then it has worked.”

In 2013, Cre­gan be­gan a life sen­tence for the mur­ders of four peo­ple in­clud­ing brave po­lice of­fi­cers Fiona Bone, 32, and Ni­cola Hughes, 23.

He shot them af­ter lur­ing the pair by re­port­ing a fake bur­glary.

At the time, Cre­gan was on the run. He had mur­dered fa­ther and son David and Mark Short in a gun and grenade at­tack weeks ear­lier as part of a drugs war.

The fiend was told he would die be­hind bars. But af­ter go­ing on hunger strike, Cre­gan was moved to Ash­worth psy­chi­atric Liver­pool.

He was hauled back to Strange­ways in March af­ter boast­ing how he spent his time there in the gym and play­ing snooker.

Last month we told how a prison of­fi­cer be­lieved Cre­gan “faked” men­tal health prob­lems for a “cushy” life.

Guard Neil Sam­worth said: “He wanted an easy life so he played the men­tally ill card.

“He was just forc­ing a move to Ash­worth so he could have a cushy life in a max­i­mum se­cu­rity hospi­tal.”

A Prison Ser­vice spokesman said: “We’ve no ev­i­dence there’s any truth to th­ese claims.” unit near to

■BEAST: Cre­gan mur­dered po­lice of­fi­cers Ni­cola Hughes & Fiona Bone, pic­tured be­low

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