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Serial killer Ivan Milat discharged from hospital to spend last days in jail

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Ivan Milat, who's serving time for murdering seven backpackers, has been transferred from a Sydney hospital to a nearby jail where he'll likely die of cancer.

Notorious serial killer Ivan Milat has arrived at the Sydney prison where he'll likely spend his final days after being transferred under tight security from a nearby hospital.

Milat arrived at Long Bay jail on Tuesday afternoon in the back of a white four-wheel drive after a 15-minute trip from Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick where he was recently diagnosed with terminal oesophagus and stomach cancer.

Ivan Milat driven back to prison after cancer treatment.
Ivan Milat driven back to prison after cancer treatment.
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The backpacker murderer was transferred in a convoy of two identical 4WDs with a NSW Police helicopter hovering overhead.

Milat sat in a cage in the back of one of the vehicles which had tinted windows and was swarmed by a dozen reporters and photographers as it left the hospital.

He'd earlier been taken to the 4WD in a wheelchair.

Photographs showed a gaunt and bespectacled Milat dressed in prison greens wearing handcuffs with his ankles also shackled.

His white hair is balding and the killer's infamous handlebar moustache has also turned completely white.

The convoy later sped into Long Bay Correctional Complex without stopping. A dozen media were there to document Milat's arrival.

A car carrying Ivan Milat leaving Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney
A car carrying Ivan Milat leaving Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney.
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The 74-year-old will be detained at the prison hospital within the jail.

The serial killer's nephew, Alistair Shipsey, has said his uncle's condition is "very bad" and he may only have a couple of weeks to live.

Milat was initially taken from Goulburn's supermax jail to Prince of Wales on May 13 for a number of medical tests.

The former road worker was sentenced in 1996 to seven consecutive life sentences for murdering seven backpackers whose bodies were found in makeshift graves in NSW's Belanglo State Forest in the 1990s.

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