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Prolific killer Shipman kills patients on this date in 1989 and 1995

A photograph of a stethoscope with blue doctor coat


There are not many serial killers whose body counts are high enough that every day of the year could be filled with one of their kills. But with Dr Harold Shipman, there are numerous days where he killed on the same date but in different years.

On this day in 1989 he killed 82-year-old Elizabeth Mary Burke in Hyde, where his medical centre was based, and then six years later to the day, he killed 87-year-old Dora Elizabeth Ashton also of Hyde.

He was never charged with their murders...