Dennis Nilsen dies in prison aged 72

Discussion in 'UK and World News' started by classic33, May 12, 2018.

  1. classic33

    classic33 Senior Member

    Serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who admitted killing at least 15 people in the 1970s and 1980s, has died in prison.

    Nilsen, 72, was jailed in 1983 with a recommendation he serve at least 25 years.

    The former civil servant murdered and dismembered several of his victims, most of them homeless young gay men, at his home in Muswell Hill, north London.

    He was convicted of six counts of murder and two of attempted murder.

    The Prison Service said Nilsen died at HMP Full Sutton near York.

    A spokesman added: "As with all deaths in custody, there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman."

    Nilsen lured his victims to his flat and then on many occasions would sit with their bodies for days before he dismembered them.

    His crimes were only discovered after nearby drains became blocked by the remains he had attempted to flush away.
  2. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    Good riddance. A truly dreadful man. Didn't they find body parts not only in the drains, but in pots on top of his cooker? He ate some if memory is correct.
  3. OP

    classic33 Senior Member

    Sat with them in the house, before he disposed of them.
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  4. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    Indeed. He used to talk to them if i recall.
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