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(For the Decemberists song, see The Crane Wife.) The Shankill Butchers was an Ulster loyalist gang—many of whom were members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)—that was active between 1975 and 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was based in the Shankill area and was responsible for the deaths of at least 23 people, most of whom were killed in sectarian attacks. The gang was notorious for kidnapping and murdering random Catholic and suspected Catholic civilians; each was beaten ferociously and had his throat hacked with a butcher's knife. Some were also tortured and attacked with a hatchet. The gang also killed six Ulster Protestants over personal disputes, and two other Protestants mistaken for Catholics. Most of the gang were eventually caught and, in February 1979, received the longe

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  • (For the Decemberists song, see The Crane Wife.) The Shankill Butchers was an Ulster loyalist gang—many of whom were members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)—that was active between 1975 and 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was based in the Shankill area and was responsible for the deaths of at least 23 people, most of whom were killed in sectarian attacks. The gang was notorious for kidnapping and murdering random Catholic and suspected Catholic civilians; each was beaten ferociously and had his throat hacked with a butcher's knife. Some were also tortured and attacked with a hatchet. The gang also killed six Ulster Protestants over personal disputes, and two other Protestants mistaken for Catholics. Most of the gang were eventually caught and, in February 1979, received the longe
  • Shankill Butchers (los Carniceros de Shankill) es el nombre de una banda de asesinos con vínculos con grupos paramilitares, de ideología lealista. Muchos de sus miembros lo eran también de la Fuerza Voluntaria del Ulster (UVF); la banda estuvo activa durante la década de 1970 en el contexto del conflicto de Irlanda del Norte.
  • Les Shankill Butchers (français : Bouchers de Shankill) sont un groupe loyaliste nord-irlandais issu de l'Ulster Volunteer Force qui commet de nombreux assassinats de civils catholiques entre 1975 et 1977 pendant le conflit nord-irlandais. Leur surnom vient du fait qu'ils découpaient leurs victimes avec des couteaux de boucher.
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