Convicted rapist Larry Murphy living in Britain
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Convicted rapist Larry Murphy living in Britain

CONVICTED rapist Larry Murphy has relocated to London where he has been living since at least last December.

The notorious sex offender is living and working in the south of the capital, where police are monitoring his movements.

Murphy, 49, was jailed in 2000 for kidnapping and raping a young Co Carlow businesswoman in the Wicklow Mountains.  He was in the process of strangling the woman when he was disturbed by two local hunters.

In 2010, the Co. Wicklow native and father-of-two was released from prison after serving just over 10 years of a 15-year sentence.

He subsequently left Ireland and had settled in Spain and Amsterdam before arriving in London, where he is required to inform the British authorities of his address and movements.

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Last week Murphy, who is from Baltinglass, was spotted drinking at the Horse and Groom bar in Streatham, south London with a female companion where he was approached by a reporter from the Irish tabloid press.

Murphy has since been barred from the pub, after manager Jamie Keki learnt of his past.

“That kind of thing doesn’t disappear from someone’s head”, he said. “Is either in you or not.”

He added: “I wouldn’t want him in my bar again. I would show him the door.”

Reports state that British police have informed the woman seen with the Murphy at the bar on Thursday, June 19 of his past.

Murphy said “of course, I’m sorry” when a journalist with The Irish Sun newspaper approached him and asked if he was remorseful for his crime.

When asked about other missing Irish women he insisted: “No, I didn’t kill anyone.”

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The sex offender is believed to be using four aliases and working as a carpenter while living in Britain.

During his time in Arbour Hill Prison Murphy refused to take part in the ‘Building Better Lives’ course designed to rehabilitate sex offenders.