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20-10-1988

Alice Prestwich becomes 55th victim of UK serial killer Shipman

The chilling fact is that despite this 69-year-old lady being his 55th victim, it would be another 10 years, and another 250 victims before his killing spree was stopped by the authorities. Dr Harold Shipman was a father and a family doctor who was trusted to visit the elderly in their homes. He abused this trust to deliver fatal morphine overdoses, alter the victims’ wills and acquire their assets... Read the full Harold Shipman Crime File