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Dale Cregan: Police Killer 'On Hunger Strike'
Convicted police killer Dale Cregan is reportedly on a hunger strike in a protest against being kept apart from other inmates.
The 30-year-old is serving a whole life sentence at HMP Full Sutton after being jailed in June for four murders.
Cregan gunned down unarmed policewomen Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, after luring them to a house last September.
He also killed father and son David and Mark Short in twin attacks earlier in 2012.
Cregan is said to have started refusing food after the prison turned down his request to mix with other inmates, according to the Manchester Evening News.
One-eyed Cregan is also understood to be unhappy being at the Yorkshire prison and wants a move to Strangeways so he can be closer to family.
Cregan has been segregated from other inmates because of concerns over his safety as reports suggest there is an underworld reward of £20,000 for anyone who damages his remaining eye.
A Ministry of Justice spokesperson could not confirm or deny the reports.
In a statement to Sky News, the spokesperson said: "We do not comment on individuals.
"We take food refusal extremely seriously. If a prisoner chooses to refuse food for any reason, the Prison Service works with healthcare staff to monitor their physical and mental health.
"Prisoners who are considered mentally capable are entitled to refuse health interventions, provided they fully understand the consequences of their decision."