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Child killer Arthur Greer 'flown back to UK' from Australia after 25 years in jail

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 13/06/2018 Tom Powell

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera © Provided by Independent Print Limited A child murderer has been flown back to the UK after being granted parole from an Australian prison where he has spent the last 25 years, according to reports.

Arthur Greer, 80, was found guilty of murdering 14-year-old Sharon Lee Mason, who disappeared in 1983 in Mosman Park, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

The teenager's body was found in 1992, buried behind a shop previously owned by Greer and he was jailed the following year.

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The killer's next parole request was due to be heard in November next year, but he wrote to authorities requesting it be brought forward due to ill health.

Last month, Western Australia's Attorney General John Quigley said his release had been approved following a recommendation by the Prisoner Review Board.

PerthNow reported Greer, from Belfast, was deported out of Australia on Tuesday night.

The Australian Border Force said it does not comment on detention or removal operations.

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