Between 1974 and 1978, Robert John Maudsley killed four victims - including a convicted child molester and a convicted murderer - three of whom he attacked while in prison or a psychiatric hospital. Because Maudsley was able to fatally injure people despite being in high-security facilities, a special cell was constructed to protect other inmates from the man the press has called "Britain's Most Dangerous Prisoner."
Maudsley has also been referred to as the real "Hannibal the Cannibal" - the fictional doctor turned murderer from the movie Silence of the Lambs - not just because of his glass cell and high IQ, but also because he allegedly ate the brain of one of his victims. While Maudsley has murdered far fewer people than many of his counterparts, he is considered one of the worst British serial killers simply because of the sheer brutality of his crimes.
He Grew Up In An Orphanage
He Was Allegedly Abused As A Child
He Became A Sex Worker To Support His Drug Addiction
His First Victim Was An Alleged Child MolesterPhoto: via YouTube
He Was Sent To A High-Security Psychiatric Hospital For Killing His First Victim
He Tortured And Murdered A Man While In The Psychiatric Hospital