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Thomas Haigh facing life over gangland shootings

THIS is the face of a cold-blooded double killer.

THIS is the face of a cold-blooded double killer.

Thomas Haigh, of Denby Dale, will today be sentenced – after being convicted of two horrific murders in a quiet Cornish village.

And the cage fighter who worked as a drugs mule for the gangsters he shot is likely to be given a long sentence.

Haigh, 26, of Wakefield Road, was convicted by a jury who deliberated for only three hours at the end of a four-week trial.

He was convicted of gunning down drug dealers David Griffiths and Brett Flournoy, but his co-accused Ross Stone was cleared.

Stone, however, will also be back in court today for sentencing after admitting illegally disposing of the bodies.

The victims were thrown into a van which was set on fire and then hidden in a pit on the farm near St Austell. Haigh fled but was arrested in Huddersfield.


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