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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    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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    AKA "Moors Murderers"

    Murdered five kids, aged btw 10 and 17, then buried them in Saddleworth Moor

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    • Age: 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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    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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    William Hare is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Infamous British Serial Killers
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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom
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    George Chapman is listed (or ranked) 8 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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