06 August 2006

Shankill Butchers-Ireland

Shankill Butchers

The Shankill Butchers were a group of Ulster Volunteer Force members in Belfast, Northern Ireland, who abducted Catholics, usually walking home from a night out, tortured and/or savagely beat them, and killed them,

The murder of Tom Madden is seen as one of the most terrible examples of the Butchers' brutality. Tom was abducted, and then stripped naked. He was hanged upside down from the beam of a lock-up garage, and slowly skinned alive. He eventually died of slow strangulation.

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