Infamous British Serial Killers

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Every famous British serial killer is listed here by their number of murders. Famous English serial killers - and some foreign-born - top this list of infamous killers in the UK. Shocking murders, infamous crimes, famous victims - these stories of serial killers in England have it all. These British murderers have many victims to their name and have done monstrous crimes that are even hard to imagine.

Who are the most famous British serial killers? One of the most famous - a London serial killer - went by the name of Jack the Ripper and his identify has never been solved. This list features British murderers from the 20th century and years prior. If you're interested in more on serial killers, check out the most famous American serial killers, the most notable female serial killers, and art imitating life with the greatest fictional serial killers.
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    Beverley Allitt

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    AKA "Angel of Death"; paediatric nurse who killed four babies and wounded nine others; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1991
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    Leslie Bailey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Infamous British Serial Killers
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    known to have killed at least three young boys near London in the 1980s
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    • Age: Died at 40 (1953-1993)
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    Robert Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Infamous British Serial Killers
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    Scottish schoolgirl killer; convicted of three murders, suspected of far more killings
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    • Age: Died at 86 (1829-1915)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
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    Ian Brady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Infamous British Serial Killers
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    AKA "Moors Murderers"

    Murdered five kids, aged btw 10 and 17, then buried them in Saddleworth Moor
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    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
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    Myra Hindley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Infamous British Serial Killers
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    Partner of Ian as "Moors Murderers". What a couple!
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1942-2002)
    • Birthplace: Crumpsall, United Kingdom
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    William Burke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Infamous British Serial Killers
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    notorious body snatcher

    (Edinburgh in the 19th century)
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    • Age: Died at 37 (1792-1829)
    • Birthplace: County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
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    George Chapman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Infamous British Serial Killers
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    poisoned three women; suspected by some authors of being Jack the Ripper
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    • Age: Died at 38 (1865-1903)
    • Birthplace: Poland
    • Profession: Physician
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    John Christie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Infamous British Serial Killers
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    killed at least six women (including his wife) between 1943 and 1953 and hid the bodies in his house. He has been implicated in the murders of one other woman and her infant child, of which Christie's fellow tenant, Timothy Evans, was convicted in 1950.
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    • Age: Died at 54 (1899-1953)
    • Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom
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