Cop killer Dale Cregan has had almost £311,000 in taxpayer-funded legal aid.
Documents released under Freedom of Information rules reveal the one-eyed 35-year-old racked up huge bills for solicitors and barristers in his murder trial.
And since his 2013 jailing he got cash for lawyers in “mental health” battles.
Earlier this year, ex-jail officer Neil Samworth alleged that Cregan faked mental health woes to get moved to a “cushy” maximum security hospital.
The killer spent five years at Ashworth psychiatric unit in Merseyside before he was hauled back to jail after boasting of his workouts and playing snooker.
It has emerged he got handouts for legal advice over his mental health on at least two occasions.
Cregan was on the run for two murders when he killed Greater Manchester Police’s Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32.
Nicola’s father Bryn said: “I don’t see why legal aid should meet that cost. He’s bound to have mental health issues. So what?”
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