British Serial Killers

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Rank the Most Wicked British Serial Killers

 1 
Jack the Ripper
(Serial killer)

Jack the Ripper
52
Birthdate: 0000 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.

 2 
Harold Shipman
(Serial Killer)

Harold Shipman
56
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.

 3 
Peter Sutcliffe
(Serial Killer)

Peter Sutcliffe
47
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.

 4 
Fred West
(Serial Killer)

Fred West
37
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 
Dennis Nilsen
(Serial Killer)

Dennis Nilsen
47
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.

 6 
Mary Ann Cotton
(Serial Killer)

Mary Ann Cotton
20
Birthdate: October 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Low Moorsley, England
Died: March 24, 1873

 7 
Amelia Dyer
(Serial Killer)

Amelia Dyer
19
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: June 11, 1897
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 8 
Myra Hindley
(Murderer Who Raped and Killed Five Children in and Around Manchester Between 1963 and 1965)

Myra Hindley
53
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.

 9 
Beverley Allitt
(Serial Killer)

Beverley Allitt
22
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.

 10 
John George Haigh
(English Serial Killer Nicknamed 'The Acid Bath Murderer' Who Dissolved His Victims in Acid After Killing Them)

John George Haigh
6
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10, 1949

 11 
John Martin Scripps
(British Spree Killer Who Killed Tourists in Singapore and Thailand by Posing as a Tourist)

John Martin Scripps
6
Birthdate: December 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England
Died: April 19, 1996

 12 
John Bodkin Adams
(Physician, Serial killer)

John Bodkin Adams
8
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.

 13 
John Christie
(British Serial Killer Who Was Active During the 1940s and Early-1950s)

John Christie
17
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 
Levi Bellfield
(British Serial Killer Who Was Found Guilty of Murdering Three Women)

Levi Bellfield
36
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.

 15 
Donald Neilson
(Robber, Kidnapper & Murderer)

Donald Neilson
13
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom
Died: December 18, 2011

 16 
Rosemary West
(Serial killer who collaborated with her husband, Fred West, in the torture and murder of at least nine young women between 1973 and 1987)

Rosemary West
40
Birthdate: November 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northam, Devon, England, United Kingdom

 17 
Graham Young
(Serial killer)

Graham Young
12
Birthdate: September 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Neasden, London, United Kingdom
Died: August 1, 1990

 18 
Jack the Stripper
(Serial killer)

Jack the Stripper
15
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: London, England

 19 
Peter Moore
(Serial killer)

Peter Moore
10
Birthdate: September 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St Helens, Lancashire, England

 20 
William Henry Bury
(Serial killer)

William Henry Bury
16
Birthdate: May 25, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England
Died: April 24, 1889

 21 
Thomas Jeffries
(Serial killer)

Thomas Jeffries
7
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dorset, England
Died: May 4, 1826