Updated: 05/01/11 : 07:07:22
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Sligo paedo killer on 'hunger strike'

Evil Sligo child killer Ronnie Dunbar has gone on a 'hunger strike' although prison staff believe the Rathbraughan native is cheating and secretly taking food and drink. He recently made a 'suicide' attempt with some painkiller tablets.

The incidents took place at Castlerea prison in Roscommon where he is currently serving a life sentence for the killing of Sligo teenager Melissa Mahon.

He is claiming to be now entering the 24th day of his hunger strike in a bid to be released from the Challenging Behaviour Unit (CBU) where is is currently being held following his suicide attempt.

His legal challenge to the life sentence imposed on him is awaiting a decision by the appeal judges.