British Serial Killers

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Rank the Most Wicked British Serial Killers

 1 Dennis Nilsen

Dennis Nilsen.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: May 12, 2018

Dennis Nilsen was a Scottish necrophile and serial killer who killed at least 12 boys and young men between 1978 and 1983. Also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer, Nilsen committed these crimes in London, England, where he would lure his victims into his house before strangulating them to death. He was convicted in 1983 of six counts of murder.

 2 Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 1865 AD
Birthplace: England

Jack the Ripper was anl unidentified serial killer who predominantly targeted female prostitutes living and working in the ghetto of the East End of London. Since the murders were never solved, Jack the Ripper became infamous folklore in England. The murders were so cleverly done that the authorities were not even able to ascertain the killer's gender.

 3 Harold Shipman

Harold Shipman.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: January 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: January 13, 2004

One of history’s most infamous serial killers, Harold Shipman was a British GP who is believed to have killed over 200 patients before being nabbed by the police. He was ultimately sentenced to life imprisonment for 15 murders but later committed suicide in prison. The case led to grave concerns about powers and the responsibilities of the Britain’s medical community.

 4 Fred West

Fred West.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: September 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Much Marcle, United Kingdom
Died: January 1, 1995

Fred West was a serial killer who derived pleasure from acts, such as voyeurism, sexual assaults, murder, and various sexual fetishes that pushed his victims beyond their sexual limits. He committed murders and sexual assaults along with his wife Rose, who worked as a prostitute at their residence. Fred committed suicide at HM Prison Birmingham in 1995.

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 5 Peter Sutcliffe

Peter Sutcliffe.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: June 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bingley

English serial killer Peter Sutcliffe was dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper as he was likened to the infamous unidentified serial killer, Jack the Ripper, by the press. Convicted of killing 13 women and injuring nine other, Peter Sutcliffe was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2000, ITV aired a crime drama miniseries based on Peter Sutcliffe's murders titled This Is Personal.

 6 Myra Hindley

Myra Hindley
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: July 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: November 15, 2002

 7 Rosemary West

Rosemary West
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: November 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barnstaple
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 8 Levi Bellfield

Levi Bellfield.
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: May 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Isleworth, London, England

 9 John Christie

John Christie
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Famous As: serial killer
Birthdate: April 8, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northowram
Died: July 15, 1953

 10 Peter Tobin

Peter Tobin
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: June 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Johnstone, United Kingdom

 11 Beverley Allitt

Beverley Allitt.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: October 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

Beverley Allitt is an English serial child killer, convicted ,of murdering four children and grievously injuring several others. Previously employed as a State Enrolled Nurse, she attacked 13 children over a 59-day period, out of which four died. She received 13 life sentences for the crimes and is detained at Rampton Secure Hospital in Nottinghamshire.

 12 Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Cotton.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: October 31, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Low Moorsley
Died: March 24, 1873

 13 Amelia Dyer

Amelia Dyer.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: June 11, 1897

 14 Graham Young

Graham Young
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: September 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Neasden, London, United Kingdom
Died: August 1, 1990

 15 John George Haigh

John George Haigh
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10, 1949

 16 Donald Neilson

Donald Neilson
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Famous As: Robber, Kidnapper & Murderer
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom
Died: December 18, 2011

 17 John Bodkin Adams

John Bodkin Adams
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Famous As: Physician, Serial killer
Birthdate: January 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Randalstown
Died: July 4, 1983

Not many suspected physician John Bodkin Adams of being a serial killer till it was revealed that his name had appeared in the wills of at least 132 of his patients who had died, while 163 died in coma. Though never convicted of the killings, he faced punishment for forgery.

 18 Jack the Stripper

Jack the Stripper
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: London, England

 19 Frederick Bailey Deeming

Frederick Bailey Deeming
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Birthdate: 0000 AD