British Serial Killers

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Rank the Most Wicked British Serial Killers
 1 
Jack the Ripper
(Unidentified Serial Killer Active in the East End of London in 1888)
Jack the Ripper
87
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.

 2 
Peter Sutcliffe
(British Serial Killer)
Peter Sutcliffe
68
Birthdate: June 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bingley, England
Died: November 13, 2020

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.

 3 
Harold Shipman
(Serial Killer)
Harold Shipman
96
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
(Serial Killer)
Fred West
65
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 
Mary Ann Cotton
(Serial Killer)
Mary Ann Cotton
33
Birthdate: October 31, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Low Moorsley, Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham, England
Died: March 24, 1873

Mary Ann Cotton was an English serial killer who was convicted for the murder of her stepson. Cotton is believed to have killed 11 of her children and three of her husbands for their insurance policies. Mary Ann Cotton was sentenced to death and was executed by hanging. 

 6 
Amelia Dyer
(English Serial Killer Who Killed Infants)
Amelia Dyer
30
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: June 11, 1897

Amelia Dyer was an English serial killer who killed infants over a 30-year period. She exercised the practice of baby farming and murdered children after taking them under her care. Amelia Dyer's killings inspired a murder ballad. Her case also led to stricter laws for child protection and adoption in the UK.

 7 
Myra Hindley
(Murderer Who Raped and Killed Five Children in and Around Manchester Between 1963 and 1965)
Myra Hindley
74
Birthdate: July 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: November 15, 2002

Myra Hindley was an English murderer accused of raping and killing five children aged between 10 and 17 along with her partner, Ian Brady. The killings, which were carried out between July 1963 and October 1965, were dubbed the Moors murders. The killings and its aftermath were dramatized and adapted into an award-winning TV film titled Longford.

 8 
Beverley Allitt
(Serial Killer)
Beverley Allitt
34
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.

 9 
John George Haigh
(English Serial Killer Nicknamed 'The Acid Bath Murderer')
John George Haigh
12
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10, 1949

Known as the Acid Bath Murderer, John George Haigh was Known for shooting or beating his victims to death and then dissolving them in sulphuric acid. To his friends, he seemed to be a wealthy man of culture. Though he initially got away with 5 murders, he was caught after his 6th murder.

 10 
John Bodkin Adams
(Physician, Serial killer)
John Bodkin Adams
11
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.

 11 
Graham Young
(Serial killer)
Graham Young
17
Birthdate: September 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Neasden, London, United Kingdom
Died: August 1, 1990
 12 
Levi Bellfield
(British Serial Killer Who Was Found Guilty of Murdering Three Women)
Levi Bellfield
41
Birthdate: May 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Isleworth, London, England

Levi Bellfield is an English sex offender, serial killer, rapist, burglar, and kidnapper. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2008 after he was found guilty of the murders of Amélie Delagrange and Marsha McDonnell. Levi Bellfield is currently imprisoned at HM Prison Frankland. The investigation that led to Levi Bellfield's arrest was dramatized in a TV drama titled Manhunt.

 13 
John Christie
(British Serial Killer Who Was Active During the 1940s and Early-1950s)
John Christie
21
Birthdate: April 8, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northowram
Died: July 15, 1953

John Christie was a British serial killer who was active during the 1940s and early-1950s. He killed at least eight people and was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife Ethel. The killings were dramatized in the 1971 film 10 Rillington Place, in which Christie was played by Richard Attenborough. Christie's murders also inspired other works of art.   

 14 
Rosemary West
(British Serial Killer Who Killed At Least Ten Young Women)
Rosemary West
45
Birthdate: November 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northam, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Rosemary West is a British serial killer Who torturing and killing at least nine women between 1973 and 1987. She committed the crimes along with her husband Fred West. She also mudered her eight-year-old stepdaughter in 1971. She was convicted of 10 murders in 1995 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Rosemary West is currently serving her sentence at HM Prison New Hall.

 15 
Donald Neilson
(British Armed Robber, Murderer, and Kidnapper)
Donald Neilson
17
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom
Died: December 18, 2011

Donald Neilson was a British armed robber, murderer, and kidnapper. He murdered three men between 1971 and 1974. In January 1975, Neilson killed his kidnap victim Lesley Whittle. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1976 and remained in prison until his demise in 2011. Donald Neilson's life inspired the 1977 film The Black Panther.

 16 
Peter Moore
(Serial killer)
Peter Moore
12
Birthdate: September 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St Helens, Lancashire, England
 17 
Jack the Stripper
(Serial killer)
Jack the Stripper
20
Birthplace: London, England
 18 
John Martin Scripps
(British Spree Killer Who Killed Tourists in Singapore and Thailand by Posing as a Tourist)
John Martin Scripps
12
Birthdate: December 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England
Died: April 19, 1996

English spree killer John Martin Scripps, also known as The Garden City Butcher, posed as a tourist and befriended other tourists before killing them and then chopped their bodies into pieces. He was also the first British citizen to be hanged in Singapore since the country’s independence.

 19 
Thomas Jeffries
(Serial killer)
Thomas Jeffries
10
Birthplace: Dorset, England
Died: May 4, 1826
 20 
William Henry Bury
(Serial killer)
William Henry Bury
21
Birthdate: May 25, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England
Died: April 24, 1889