He stole garden gnomes, tortured small birds ...then hacked a priest to bits with an axe
enough evidence but a trial was felt not to be in the public interest.
The first victim in this group was 73-year-old widow Mary Hynes, who was choked and stabbed at her home in Willes Road, Kentish Town.
Second was 62-year-old shopkeeper Frank Goodman – he was battered with a piece of metal pipe at his premises in Rock Street, Finsbury Park.
Finally, there were five unsolved murders, which Mackay allegedly confessed to while in jail, later telling police officers that he wasn’t responsible.
The victims in those cases were 18-year-old Heidi Mnilk, Stephanie Britton, Christopher Martin, Sarah Rodmell and Ivy Davies.
Mackay also admitted to killing an unidentified homeless man by pushing him into a canal. The body was never recovered.
Despite his alarming crimes and the sordid accusations surrounding Mackay, Lucas is concerned that the serial killer may soon be released from prison general knowing.
If he really did kill 11 people, he would be the UK’s fifth most prolific serial killer.
The book also reveals Mackay was suspected of murdering a popular cafe owner from Essex.
Ivy Davis’s body was found at her Westcliff-on-sea home with multiple wounds to her head, as well as a ligature around her neck on February 4, 1975. without public the ever MUGSHOT: Police pic of Mackay and ( new book
She was last seen leaving the cafe on the evening before and found by her daughter the following day.
Lucas said: “While police had taken the initial decision not to charge Mackay with those crimes, it seemed to be only a matter of time before more evidence came to light.
“But the materialised.
“In fact, he has been able to change his name and win the right to live in an open prison charges never VICTIMS: Father Anthony Crean ( was killed with an axe in his own home ( but Mackay denied murdering Heidi Mnilk ( – the first step on the road to eventual freedom – without a shred of publicity surrounding the decision.
“Far from being one of Britain’s most notorious inmates, he is not even recognised as being the UK’s longest-serving living prisoner.
“The question remains – was Patrick Mackay really one of Britain’s most prolific serial killers, as detectives originally suspected?
“That mystery is what this book sets out to examine.”
published by Pen and Sword Books, is due for release in July.