Shipman found dead in prison cellBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7432.123 (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:123
- Owen Dyer
Harold Shipman, one of history's most prolific medical murderers, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, after apparently hanging himself with bed-sheets attached to the bars of his window.
Shipman was serving multiple life sentences for murdering 15 women patients while working as a general practitioner in Hyde, Greater Manchester. An inquiry into his case by appeal court judge Dame Janet Smith later found that he had killed at …