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Dale Cregan 'Admitted' Two More Killings
A man who murdered two Manchester policewomen admitted to a psychiatrist he had earlier killed a father and son, a jury has heard.
Dr James Collins said Dale Cregan told him he had fantasised about stabbing rivals to death and cutting off their heads.
The psychiatrist had been sent to Manchester's Strangeways prison earlier this year to assess Cregan's mental health as he waited for his trial to begin.
Dr Collins told Preston Crown Court that Cregan harboured fantasies about mutilating his victims.
In relation to one of them he allegedly said: "When I was having my fantasies I used to think about stabbing him repeatedly, about smashing him with a hammer, cutting his head off.
"I have been thinking that when I killed him I could have done more."
Cregan, 29, admits murdering PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes in a gun and grenade attack last September but denies killing Mark Short and his father David earlier last year.
Dr Collins said Cregan admitted killing all four victims, that he had built up a stock of firearms including pistols, revolvers and machine guns and that he had brought hand grenades into the UK from the Netherlands.
The killer is alleged to have said: "I got bored with them (the guns). I don't like them as much as knives. It is too easy to use them. You just shoot them."
The court was told Cregan had grown up fighting with members of the Short family and had developed an intense hatred towards them.
He is alleged to have told Dr Collins: "I shot David Short point-blank in the head three times, but I would have preferred it if I had used a knife.
"A big relief rushed through me (after the killing) but if I had the time I would have cut his head off.
"If I'd had time, I would have cut his head off and arms and legs ... I had the best night's sleep I had had for a long time that night.
"I have never had a temper. When I killed him I was just like I am now - as calm as I am now. I didn't get butterflies or anything."
Cregan also allegedly told the psychiatrist that he made £20,000 a week through drug dealing.
The trial continues.