Tuesday 17 January 2017

No one saw me do it, Shipman letters boast

Charlotte McCathie in London

Published 19/07/2010 | 05:00

Letters written by serial killer Dr Harold Shipman while he was in prison have been made public for the first time.

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Shipman murdered 215 of his patients, using Diamorphine, over a period of 20 years.

But he says he was always out of sight when committing his crimes, in the letters analysed in a BBC One 'Inside Out' programme tonight.

In one he says: "No one saw me do anything. As for stealing morphine off the terminally ill, again no one saw me do it."

In another he says: "The police complain I'm boring. No mistresses, home abroad, money in Swiss banks. I'm normal. If that is boring I am."

Shipman was sentenced to 15 life sentences in 2000, and hanged himself in January 2004 in a west Yorkshire prison.

'Inside Out North West: Shipman -- When Doctors Kill' is on BBC1 tonight at 7.30pm.

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