McLoughlin is a bi-sexual man, who for
whatever reason kills gay men.
Between May 1970 and October 1983 he was
sentenced on fourteen separate occasions for various
offences including burglary and theft.
1983, McLoughlin beat Len Delgatty
over the head with a hammer, then strangled him with a
towel, and hid his body in a cupboard, it is believed they
were having a sexual relationship. McLoughlin later claimed
he lost his temper after Delgatty, who liked to have sex
with under age boys, played him a video of gay underage sex.
Police only discovered the crime after a
drunk McLoughlin crashed the car he was driving and was
found to have Delgatty's credit card.
19th September 1984, He was convicted of
manslaughter, and sentenced to ten years in prison, reduced
to eight years on appeal, he was released after serving five
1989, Released on license.
September 1991, After his release from
prison he moved to Brighton, and got a job in a bar. McLoughlin
stuck up a sexual relationship with barman Peter
He forced Halls to lay on the bed in a
fantasy game, and stabbed him in the back.
2nd July 1992, Given a life sentence
at Lewes Crown Court, with a minimum term of 25 years.
13th July 2012, Let out on day release from HMP Spring
Hill. in Aylesbury, He decided to rob the home of
ex-prisoner and sex offender, 86-year-old Francis
Cory-Wright, the two had met whilst in prison.
McLoughlin tied him up while he searched the
house, he was just about to leave with a pillowcase full of
family heirlooms when neighbour Graham Buck came to
investigate shouting, he was dragged into the house, then
attacked and killed by McLoughlin, who stabbed him in the
After this he went on a drinking binge,
ending up at a friends house. Police found him after they
turned up to reports of men arguing at a house.
21st October 2013, McLoughlin admitted
murdering Graham Buck in Littler Gaddesden, Hertfordshire.
at the Old Bailey he is sentenced to life,
with a minimum term of 40 years.
18th February 2014, In the Court of
Appeal, The Attorney General appealed the 40 year sentence
given at the Old Bailey trial, and petitioned for a 'Whole
Life Tariff', This was granted, putting McLoughlin on the
list of prisoners who will never be released, see list
Further reading on the judgement