The Mirror , 24/11/2001, p11

LIMBS-in-the-loch murderer William Beggs is on a prison hunger strike
after being stripped of special jail privileges.
The twisted gay ripper says he will continue to starve himself until he
is transferred back into a cushy wing of Edinburgh’s Saughton prison,
which is reserved for drug-free inmates.
Last month Beggs, 38, from Moira, Co Down, was jailed for life for the
murder of teenager Barry Wallace, whose body was dismembered and dumped
in Loch Lomond. He has been refusing food since November 18 but is
taking water and sugars.
Although Beggs is so far showing few outward signs of his enforced
fasting, officers now take him to the prison doctor on a daily basis to
be examined.
Last night an official prison spokeswoman said: “We do not discuss
individual prisoners for security reasons.”


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