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Child killer's parole bid refused
David McGreavy
David McGreavy was jailed for life in 1973
A man who killed three children in Worcester before leaving their bodies impaled on railings has had an application for parole rejected.

David McGreavy was jailed for life in 1973 for the murders of four-year-old Paul Ralph and his sisters Dawn, two, and nine-month-old Samantha.

He had killed them while he was babysitting for them at a house at Gillam Street in Worcester.

The city's MP Mike Foster said he welcomed the parole board's decision.

'Vile acts'

He has called for McGreavy to never be allowed back to Worcester.

"I think it's the right decision for the people of Worcester to have that reassurance that somebody who has committed acts that were so vile is actually going to be kept behind bars," he said.

"He has served a long period of time but, let's not forget, he did kill three children. We're not talking a minor misdemeanour here - this was an absolutely vile crime."

The Home Office said it did not comment on individual cases.

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