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Leah Fogg becomes the 140th patient of Dr Harold Shipman’s to die

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The Shipman inquiry believed that this case showed “Shipman’s urge to kill as soon as he became aware of an available victim”.

When a relative expressed concern to him about Mrs Fogg’s depression over her husband’s death, he visited Mrs Fogg three days later and killed her.

Obviously, “it would have been far less risky to wait a few weeks before killing her”.

Shipman once asked a home help if when she found a client dead, whether it give her “a buzz”.

Killing was an addiction for Shipman…