1958 John Sweeney is born in Merseyside
1976 Sweeney marries Anne Bramley
Mid 1980’s After getting divorced Sweeney moves to London and meets Melissa Halstead
1990 Melissa moves to Amsterdam. Sweeney follows her
1990 Melissa Halstead is murdered. Her dismembered body is later found in a Rotterdam canal
1990 Sweeney moves back to London

1994 Sweeney goes on the run after trying to kill ex-girlfriend Delia Balmer
2000 Sweeney returns to London. He starts a relationship with Paula Fields
Jan 2001 Paula Fields reported missing
2001 Sweeney is arrested for attack on Delia Balmer
Feb 2001 Paula Fields’ dismembered body is discovered in Regent's Canal, London
2008 Melissa Halstead’s remain are identified
April 2011 Sweeney receives a life tariff for the murders of Paula Fields and Melissa Halstead