Colin Ireland

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Gay Slayer5MaleCaucasianUnited KingdomTerritorialPersonal Cause, maybe Sexual1954/03/16 (Dartford, Kent, England, UK)2012/03/22 (West Yorkshire, England)

Colin Ireland was born on March 16, 1954 in England.

There is not a lot known about Ireland’s childhood, but according to records he had been picked up numerous times by the police for robbery and burglary.

Ireland’s murder series began on March 8, 1993 in Battersea, England. Ireland later claimed that he chose to become a serial killer after he made a New Year resolution to become one. He was known to carry a full murder kit to all of his victim’s homes. All of Ireland’s were homosexual males between the ages of 33 and 45. Nearly all of his victims had been strangled to death with an item from his murder kit. During his murder series Ireland, despite attempting to remove all evidence, would leave clues for the police to link all of his murders together. There was no attempt to hide any of the bodies. Although he only chose to murder homosexuals, Ireland claimed that he only did this because they were easy targets compared to other groups of people.

On July 21, 1993 Ireland was arrested for the murders of two men. While awaiting trial Ireland confessed to the murders of three additional men. Ireland was sentenced to life in prison for each of his 5 murders on December 22, 2006.

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Colin Ireland Dies in Prison

on February 22nd, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Colin Ireland was given a whole-life tariff in prison for the murder of five gay men in London in 1993. He completed his sentence this morning in the healthcare center of Wakefield Prison in West Yorkshire, England. He is believed to have died from natural causes. Ireland made a New…

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Victims of Colin Ireland

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Colin Ireland was charged for the murders of five people in the United Kingdom. We currently have information on all of his victims. Peter Walker Peter, age 45, was murdered on March 8, 1993. Christopher Dunn Christopher, age 37, was murdered on May 28, 1993. Perry Bradley III Perry, age…

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