Unlike the fictional Lector, Robert Maudsley is a real serial killer and an alleged cannibal nicknamed ‘The Brain Eater’.

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Wakefield Prison is an austere, red-brick Victorian prison. Previously it was home to military prisoners who refused to follow orders in the war. Later, Courts ordered the detention of IRA prisoners at the prison. Twenty years ago, the prison service constructed a SuperMax facility at Wakefield — the first in the UK.

Wakefield is a Category ‘A’ prison, the highest classification for British prisons: Indeed, there are so many high-profile sex-criminals, murders and violent criminals housed press commentators often call this place’ Monster Mansion’.

Islamic terrorist Kamel Bourgass is here, serving his 54-year sentence for the murder of Police Officer…


Only 8 years old, abducted, murdered and dismembered — her name lives on but the crime is all-but forgotten

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Have you ever heard the expression ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’? These days, it has come to mean ‘nothing’ or ‘nothing at all’ but it started with a different meaning and it relates to a little 8 year old English girl who was brutally murdered and whose body was dismembered, body parts scattered, in an unsophisticated but bloody and violent crime in 1867.

Her murderer, 24-year old Frederick Baker, was caught almost immediately and was to be dead himself before the end of the year, hanged outside the County Jail on Christmas Eve.

How it came about

August 24 1867 was a beautiful, warm summer day…


36 year sentence for this cruel and contemptuous killer

Peter Farquhar with Benjamin Field — Image, Thames Valley Police

A younger person getting together with an older (and often, more affluent) person and wanting to get their hands on the older person’s money is nothing new. We have terms for it, like ‘gold-digger’. What makes this story rather more unusual is the sheer, contemptuous and unalloyed greed, coupled to the heartless contempt. It seems that Field’s victims meant nothing to him at all.

As my account here will attest, this criminal seems not to have any shame, any empathy or indeed any interest in anyone but himself: Everyone else on the planet appears merely to be there for him…


This ‘serial killer wannabe’ studied serial killers and the way they killed for a PhD.

Stephen Griffiths arrest photograph — West Yorkshire Police

Stephen Griffiths may have had a life-long ambition to join the ranks of the serial killers he admired and studied.

If that was indeed what he craved, in 2009 and 2010, he achieved this ambition.

Griffiths was born December 24th 1969, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Stephen Shaun Griffiths was the eldest of three children.

He had an ordinary and mostly uneventful childhood until his parents split up when he was nine years old. He remained living with his mother. He had some resentment towards her as he blamed her for the marriage’s breakdown.

Forensic Psychologist and a regular expert witness…


It’s not just a succession issue, although that too

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Princess Eugenie, the second child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his former wife Sarah, Duchess of York, announced in February 2021 that she and her husband Jack Brooksbank had had a son. At the time of writing, the family have not revealed his name.

As is always the case, some of the newspapers and especially the magazines which make their living selling stories about the British Royal Family immediately started gushing about the new child and his place in the line of succession: What, they speculate, are the chances of this little boy one day sitting on the…


The construction worker managed to target 5,000 kids before he was caught.

Image — David Wilson NCA

In July 2017, the US body NCMEC notified the UK’s National Crime Agency that 20 boys between the ages of 12 and 15 had sent indecent images of themselves to an account that seemed to belong to a 13-year-old girl.

However, the account owner was not a 13-year-old girl; it was a 36-year-old male roofing contractor. He was a paedophile who was conning hundreds of children into sending photos and then blackmailing them with those photos to get them to send more and worse.

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has the remit to investigate serious and organised crime across…


Why did the prolific user of sex workers become a serial killer?

Steve Wright — Image Suffolk Police

In 2006, the sleepy Suffolk city of Ipswich went from being a low-crime low-risk backwater place to being a crime hot spot, and this all happened in just a few months.

The 30 to 40 women sex workers who were selling sex on the street were more at risk of crime than the average population.

Studies into the risks of street prostitution show that whilst all sex workers are more at risk of rape and violent crime than the average population, these number increase still further for those who work outdoors.

In one study, whilst 48 per cent of indoor…


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Suddenly fallen in love, no warning and not appropriate? …


That embarrassing thing you did? It honestly could have been worse — I’m not kidding

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the planet and locked most of us indoors, more of the time, the use of video-conferencing technology has mushroomed. This tech had been around in some form for more than 20 years, but it was little used and somewhat clunky.

We are an adaptive and inventive species, which is just as well, so we mainly take it on the chin and come up punching. Zoom and its step-siblings like MS Teams quickly became the 2020/21 way to have team meetings, calls with grandparents, virtual dinner parties, socially-distanced dates and school lessons. …


We will probably never know how many little girls he assaulted and killed.

Robert Black — credit murderpedia

The beginning of the end

To catch a killer and take him off the street forever only took a little bit of luck. A bystander saw something he thought was strange and made a call to the Police.

In the minutes before, serial killer Robert Black had seized a little girl, pulled her into his vehicle, bound and subdued her, and had driven away. By luck, he came back the same way a short time later, by which time the Police were on the scene with the witness, and they were able to stop his vehicle.

Police officers are always grateful for a tip-off such…

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