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UK serial killer Dr Harold Shipman kills 75-year-old Hilda Fitton

A stock image of a doctors stethoscope


The day before, the widower had come into Shipman’s surgery because of a chest condition but had been told that treatment wasn’t necessary.

During an unsolicited visit on this day, Shipman killed her. He then falsified her records to suggest that she had had palpitations, chest pains and breathlessness. Her sister had stayed with her the previous night.

She remembered none of these symptoms...