02-25-2004, 11:41 AM #1Inactive
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UK - Harold Shipman
Serial killer Shipman cremated in secret
Feb 25 2004
Serial killer Harold Shipman has been cremated at a service which was attended by his wife Primrose and just a handful of other mourners.
Primrose, 54, was advised not to bury her husband in case the grave was attacked, according to The Sun newspaper.
The 57-year-old, who hanged himself in Wakefield prison last month, is believed to have killed at least 215 people while working as a GP in Hyde, Greater Manchester.
He was jailed for life as Britain's worst serial killer.
It was not known whether Shipman's children Sarah, 36, Christopher, 32, David, 24, or Sam, 21, were at their father's funeral, which was held last Tuesday, according to The Sun.
The Prison Service did not send a representative and a spokesman said it had no input into the funeral arrangements.
"It's really not something the Prison Service would have any control over.
"He died and we released his body to the coroner," he said.
"This is a matter for the family."
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11-05-2011, 09:30 PM #2Former Member
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Harold Fredrick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was an English doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history with 218 murders being positively ascribed to him, although the actual number is probably much higher.
[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Shipman"]Harold Shipman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
11-07-2011, 12:02 AM #3Inactive
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Still wearing his ring, the loyal widow of serial killer Dr Harold Shipman
By PAUL HARRIS
Last updated at 23:57 11 January 2008
Shipman's conviction in February 2000 for killing 15 of his patients forced him to forfeit his lucrative pension.
Then he discovered his wife would get a bumper lump sum and maximum widow's pension if he died before the age of 60.
So on January 13, 2004, a day short of his 58th birthday, he duly obliged.
Less than six months later, Primrose got a £100,000 payout and an index-linked pension of £1,207 a month, at taxpayers' expense, ensuring financial security for life.
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