Monday 26 September 2016

Murderer Graham Dwyer assaulted by serial rapist in prison

Published 16/07/2015 | 07:23

Graham Dwyer pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photo: Collins Courts
Graham Dwyer pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photo: Collins Courts

Murderer Graham Dwyer was attacked by a serial rapist in a row over a game of poker, it has been reported.

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Today's 'Irish Daily Star' reports that Dwyer was left with bruising to his arms following the alleged attack by convicted rapist Salman Dar on Dwyer.

Graham Dwyer
Graham Dwyer

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Both men are serving their sentences in the Midlands Prison.

Salman Dar
Salman Dar

Dwyer (42) is serving a life term for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O'Hara (36) in 2012.

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Dar (34), originally from Lahore in Pakistan and the son of a university lecturer, was jailed in 2005 for 15 years after he was found guilty of three rape attacks between February and June 2004. Last summer, he was sentenced to another seven years, with two suspended, after he admitted to carrying out more sexual assaults. He is not due to be released until 2018 at the earliest.

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It's understood Dar lashed out after Dwyer refused to let him join in on a game of poker. Dar reportedly threw two chairs at Dwyer before prison officers quickly intervened and removed Dar from the room.

It is understood Dwyer was left with bruising to his arms following the incident.

Victoria Andreenkova, a Russian woman who claims to be Dwyer's 'girlfriend' and regularly visits him at the Midlands Prison, confirmed Dwyer was left bruised following the altercation but he was "not frightened by it".

Read more here: Graham Dwyer's 'girlfriend': 'He is a very kind human being... I would trust him with my life'  

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