BREAKING: Babes in the Wood killer dies aged 55

Breaking News – Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop has died from brain cancer.


Bishop, 55, died in hospital last night, January 20, after being rushed there from the top security HMP Frankland, in County Durham.
He murdered nine-year-old Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in 1986 and dumped their bodies in woodland near their homes in Brighton.
It was reported in 2020 that he had been diagnosed with bowel cancer that later spread to his brain.
According to reports, the killer died in hospital under the watch of two prison guards.
The murderer lured best friends Karen and Nicola into a secluded den in the Wild Park in Brighton before sexually assaulting and strangling them, with the murders dubbed the Babes in the Wood.

Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway. Image – Wiki

The tragic discovery of the girl’s bodies was made just half a mile from their family homes.
In 1987, Bishop was cleared of the Babes in the Wood murders after a series of mistakes by forensics, police and prosecutors.
Within three years, he had kidnapped, molested and strangled a seven-year-old girl at Devil’s Dyke.
While serving a life sentence for the crime, Bishop faced trial for Nicola and Karen’s murders thanks to a DNA breakthrough.
He was finally convicted of their murders in 2018.
A source told The Sun last night: “Bishop spent his last weeks in relative peace – a world away from the torment he has caused the girls’ families.”
“There will be few tears shed for his passing.”


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