A PSYCHOPATH serial killer who slaughtered 11 people including a priest he axed to death could be freed from prison in WEEKS.
Patrick Mackay, 69, known as the Devil’s Disciple, is the UK’s longest serving prisoner after being convicted of a horrific killing spree in London and Kent in 1975.
The twisted murderer split the head of Catholic priest Anthony Crean in half with an ax in March 1975 and mutilated his body in a bath filled with blood.
He brutally killed widow Isabella Griffiths, 87, who was strangled and stabbed at her home in Chelsea before strangling Adele Price, 89, in Kensington.
In prison, he confessed to a series of other murders, including that of Stephanie Britton and her four-year-old grandson, Christopher Martin, in 1974.
But the bully, who changed her name to David Groves while behind bars, claims to have been reformed – and was moved to an open prison last year.
Now, after serving 46 years in prison, he is now making another bid for freedom which could see him roaming the streets of Britain again.
The Sun can reveal that his hearing will finally take place next month, meaning he could be back on the streets in a matter of weeks.
A spokesman for the Parole Board said: ‘An oral hearing has been scheduled for Patrick Mackay’s parole review and is expected to take place in November 2022.
“Parole Board decisions focus solely on the risk an inmate might pose to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community.
“Parole reviews are done thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority. »
Mackay became known as the Belgravia Monster, the Devil’s Disciple, and the Psychopath when he was finally brought to justice.
The 69-year-old was found guilty of three murders at trial, but he is suspected of having committed eight more.
Among those believed to be his other victims are cafe owner Ivy Davis, who was found at her Westcliff-on-Sea home with multiple head injuries, as well as a ligature around her neck in February 1975.
If Mackay had really killed 11 people, he would hold the macabre title of Britain’s fifth most prolific serial killer behind Dr Harold Shipman, Dennis Nilsen, Peter Sutcliffe and Fred and Rose West.
He spent the first 27 years of his sentence in a high security prison – and has now spent 47 years behind bars.
Because he was moved to an open prison in 2019, it is believed he could be released.
Earlier this year the Nazi-obsessed killer was described as a “model prisoner” by a source at HM Leyhill prison where he is currently being held.