Thursday 22 February 2018

No one saw me do it, Shipman letters boast

Charlotte McCathie in London

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

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.

Irish Independent

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