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Serial killer Levi Bellfield requests permission to marry in prison

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The serial killer Levi Bellfield is engaged and has requested a prison wedding, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. Bellfield has applied for permission to marry a woman while he is serving two whole life orders fo...

Walter Sickert review – serial killer, fantasist or self-hater? This hellish, brilliant show only leaves questions

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Was Walter Sickert the Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper? This grimily realist painter has been fingered for the Whitechapel murders by Ripperologists including Patricia Cornwell. But I didn’t expect to find dam...

Ultimate sleazeball or tortured romantic? The truth about serial seducer Casanova

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‘Once I started the research,” says Kenneth Tindall, “I was shocked at how much Casanova achieved, how brilliant his mind was, how many different roles he played in one lifetime.” The son of two Venetian actors, Casan...

Serial houseguests: would you let Elon Musk stay in your spare room?

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Name: Serial houseguests. Age: As old as the oldest dwelling. Appearance: Regular and unrelenting. You know what they say: houseguests, like fish, start to stink after three days. I think that rather depends on the gu...

Women accuse Met of missing chances to charge alleged serial attacker

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The Metropolitan police may have missed a chance to bring charges over a series of alleged assaults by the same man, several women have told the Guardian. The women made statements to the Met and allege the force mish...

Shelter gangs and a serial killer: Covid crime surge leaves New York’s unhoused more vulnerable

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been brutally tough on America’s homeless. Already difficult patterns of living, often just survival, were abruptly disrupted as the city emptied and shut down during spikes. Shelters and foo...

How Dickens’ Pickwick comic serial brought his fans together

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Charles Dickens’s comic novel The Pickwick Papers, often overlooked today as a lighthearted period piece, was once a matter of very serious concern to thousands of fans across the world, some of whom adopted the perso...

John Bercow found to be ‘serial bully’ and liar by independent inquiry

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The former House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has been found to be a “serial bully” and liar by an independent inquiry, which has banned him from holding a parliamentary pass and said he could have been expelled fro...

Long Island serial killer case: after 11 years, could answers be coming?

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Shannan Gilbert’s grave in Amityville cemetery lies eight miles from where she went missing in May 2011 after visiting a client at Oak Beach, a spit of sand dotted with holiday homes on New York’s Long Island, three m...

Richard Jenkins: ‘If a serial killer is your son, do you stop loving him?’

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American actor Richard Jenkins, 74, has been a screen regular since the 70s, but his big breakthrough came in 2001 playing deceased funeral director Nathaniel Fisher in the TV series Six Feet Under. He went on to rece...

Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman review – pointless portrait of a serial killer

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I couldn’t stomach this pointless and dull drama about the FBI hunt for loathsome serial killer Ted Bundy. It comes on the heels of the Zac Efron biopic and Netflix’s documentary series based on prison tape recordings...

Serial killer Stephen Port obsessed with pornography, inquests hear

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The serial killer Stephen Port had an “incessant” obsession with watching drug rape material and messaging men on hook-up sites, inquests into the deaths of four of his victims have been told. One laptop seized by pol...

Paris serial killer of 80s and 90s was ex-police officer, DNA shows

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A retired police officer has been identified as the serial killer behind a spate of murders and rapes in and around Paris in the 1980s and 1990s, in which he used his police card, handcuffs and professional restraint ...

Was a serial arsonist hiding in plain sight? – podcasts of the week

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FirebugTrue-crime podcasting turns to the hot stuff with the story of a man who wrote a novel in the 90s about a sad loner who starts fires across California to get kicks. It is described as “not a great work of ficti...

Suffolk serial killer reportedly arrested over 1999 murder of teenager

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A serial killer who murdered five women in Suffolk in 2006 has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager who went missing on her way home from a nightclub nearly 22 years ago. The naked body of Vic...

Mexico: bone fragments of 17 victims found at suspected serial killer’s house

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Investigators digging under the house of a suspected serial killer on the outskirts of Mexico City have found 3,787 bone fragments so far, apparently belonging to 17 different victims. Prosecutors in the state of Mexi...

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