A TRIPLE child killer who murdered three siblings has been released from prison, according to the children's mother.

David McGreavy, who was jailed for the murder of Elsie Urry's three children in 1973, has been released from prison.

Elsie Urry, who now lives in Hampshire, said she was told by Victim Support on Tuesday (June 10) of McGreavy's release.

Speaking to the BBC, Ms Urry said: "They said he was going in for life and then they changed it for (a minimum of) 20 years, but he hasn't done 60 years.

"He took three lives, not just one or two; three.

"It gives me a bit of peace of mind (the exclusion zones) but it is still not fair he has been released after what he has done.

"There's other prisoners that haven't done half as bad as what he did to my children and they haven't been put up for parole, so what has made him be able to get parole?"

Worcester MP Robin Walker said: "I am appalled that he has been released and will be getting in touch with the Ministry of Justice to find out the exact conditions of his release and whether he needs a tag or a curfew.

"I have always been of the view that he should never have been released as when he was found guilty there was no such thing as a full life tarriff whereas if he had been convicted of it now he would have been given one.

"I am still appalled by the decision and I am sure the people of Worcester will feel the same way as it was a shocking crime.

"I will be asking the Ministry of Justice for more information and more clarity about exactly what his conditions are for being out on the streets."

McGreavy was lodging with the family in 1973 when he murdered Paul Ralph, aged four, Dawn, aged two, and nine-month-old Samantha, at their Worcester home.

He is subject to exclusion zones, including where Mrs Urry lives, and is banned from ever returning to Worcester.