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John Sweeney Was The Serial Killer Out On Bail

by | 2nd, March 2011

JOHN Sweeney, 54, originally from Skelmersdale near Liverpool, will be tried at the Old Bailey. He is accused of murdering two ex girlfriends and throwing their dismembered bodies into canals.

The remains of Paula Fields, 31, were found in six holdalls in the Regent’s Canal in Camden, London this year. The remains of Melissa Halstead, 33, were recovered from the Westersingel canal in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 1990.

Sweeney denies two counts of murder.

He is already in jail. Sweeney is serving a life sentence for attempting to murder girlfriend Delia Balmer with an axe in 1994, and for possessing two loaded sawn-off shotguns and a loaded pistol. He was jailed in 2002, after being granted bail and going on the run for six years. He worked  all over Europe. In 2000, he returned to the UK.

When he attacked Balmer, he already had form while living in Austria he was jailed for assaulting Halstead with a hammer. When her remains were

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