Serial killer Dennis Nilsen dies in prison

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Image caption Dennis Nilsen, on the right hand aspect, lured his victims to their flat before killing them, frequently by strangulation

Serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who admitted killing a minimum of 15 people in the 1970s plus 1980s, has died in jail.

The 72-year-old has been jailed for life in 1983, using a recommendation he serve at least quarter of a century.

The former civil stalwart murdered and dismembered several of their victims, most of them homeless young homosexual men, at his home within Muswell Hill, north London.

He was convicted associated with six counts of murder plus two of attempted murder.

The Prison Service stated Nilsen, who was born in Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, died at HMP Full Sutton near York.

The death of Nilsen will be investigated by the Prisons plus Probation Ombudsman, as is normal intended for custody deaths, a spokesman additional.

Nilsen was thirty seven when he was arrested, right after human remains were found in the blocked drain at his house.

He and other renters in his block of flats acquired complained to the landlord about the odor from the drains. An inspection with a plumber found pipes packed with individual flesh.

During their trial at the Old Bailey, the particular court heard the remains associated with three bodies were found at their home and bones from a minimum of eight bodies were found at their previous address in Melrose Method, Cricklewood in north-west London.

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Image caption The particular death of Nilsen – putting on glasses – will be investigated as normal for custody deaths

He fulfilled his victims, all of them men, inside a pub and he would take them returning to his flat for a drink. The majority of were homeless, some were homosexuals and some were prostitutes.

His trial heard how Nilsen strangled many of his victims having a tie and then disposed of the systems, either through hiding them under the floorboards or by cutting up the entire body and flushing parts down the lavatory.

On many events, he would sit with their bodies for the before he dismembered them.

Nilsen admitted killing a minimum of 15 people, but he had been convicted of the murders of 6 men:

  • Kenneth Adam Ockenden
  • Martyn Brandon Duffey
  • Bill David Sutherland
  • Malcolm Barlow
  • Bob Peter Howlett
  • Stephen Neil Sinclair

There were others who survived.

Mr Nilsen spent eleven years in the Army, with some period spent in the catering corps in which he learned certain butchery skills.

He later served quickly as a probationary police constable prior to becoming a security officer with the Manpower Services Commission in 1974.

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