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Dr Harold Shipman kills patients on this date in 1986 and in 1993

A photograph of a doctors stethoscope and a silver pen


When 75-year-old Lily Broadbent from Hyde was visited by her local doctor, he would be the last person she would see alive.

Seven years later, exactly to the day, another patient from Hyde, 78-year-old Joseph Leigh, would suffer the same fate.

The fact that this is one of many dates on which Shipman has multiple kills may not surprise but his sheer number should still remain shocking...