Colin Ireland | Pink News | 14419
Colin Ireland (pictured), a serial killer who murdered five gay men in the early 1990s and was sentenced to whole life imprisonment in 1993, has died of natural causes in prison, aged 57. Ireland became a serial killer of gay men at the start of 1993 and picked men up in the Coleherne Pub in Earls Court, London. His victims were Peter Walker, Christopher Dunn, Perry Bradley III, Andrew Collier and Emanuel Spiteri. He also killed Andrew Collier’s pet cat.
Pink News reminds us that the police investigation was “hampered by a lack of knowledge of the gay scene in London and the special culture of SM bondage… Valuable time was lost before the police managed to recognise two common threads to the crimes. These links were established only after the death of the fourth victim.”