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Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan Episode Eight: Ben Geen

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Hosted and curated by one of the UK’s best-known journalists, Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan explores British murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines.

In this extended 11 episode run, Murnaghan will guide viewers through some of the most deeply shocking crimes of recent times.

These include the murder and dismemberment in May 2019 of Julia Rawson at the hands of horror film fanatic Nathan Maynard-Ellis and his boyfriend David Leesley; the multiple murders and rapes by the so-called ‘Grindr Killer’, Stephen Port; the brutal and senseless slaying of much loved Bradford born mother of five Vera Hudson by her neighbour Mark Jewitt; the abduction and murder in February 2019 of Libby Squire by Pawel Relowicz; and the brutal murder of Shafilea Ahmed by her parents Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed.

In the eighth episode, Dermot Murnaghan revisits the unsettling case of Ben Geen, a hospital nurse who orchestrated the murders of two patients at Horton General Hospital in Banbury where he worked.

Whilst on duty, he injected 17 patients with drugs including muscle relaxants, insulin and sedatives; although doctors revived 15 of his victims, David Onley and Anthony Bateman did not survive.

Doctors were initially stunned, unable to explain the number of respiratory arrests that took place between December 2003 and February 2004. However, suspicion fell on nurse Geen after it was discovered that he was consistently on duty when the incidents occurred.

In February 2004, Geen was found with a syringe filled with a lethal muscle relaxant and later convicted of two counts of murder and 15 counts of grievous bodily harm.

The eighth episode of Killer Britain airs on Monday, 4th April at 9pm and will be available to stream on Crime+Investigation Play on 5th April. New episodes are added weekly, with Seasons 1, 2 and 3 also available now.