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Woman Who Befriended Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen Kept His Ashes And Glasses

Woman Who Befriended Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen Kept His Ashes And Glasses

A woman who befriended serial killer Dennis Nilsen in his final years kept his ashes and glasses.

Pen pal Andrea Kubinova claimed that when the pair spoke, she 'forgot about his crimes' - despite him serving a life sentence for carrying out as many as 15 murders.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain hosts Kate Garraway and Alex Beresford, Andrea said that Dennis' death was like anyone losing a friend.

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She went on to say: "Yes, I have them right here. The glasses. You have to think about it as a normal friendship. Forget about all those killings, forget about the profanity of those crimes.

"To me he was just a friend. Is it not normal to have a memory of a friend who passed away?"

Dennis Nilsen.
Dennis Nilsen.

Speaking about how he was IRL, Andrea, 30, from the Czech Republic, said he was 'ordinary', adding: "He came across as a normal old man. He was a bit annoyed because I was late for a visit.

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"But afterwards he could see I was nervous and he did everything he could to make me feel comfortable - joking around, he was laughing. He was just friendly.

"He came across as a nice person. I know it's odd in the context, but yeah he was."

She went on to reveal that watching the ITV drama, Des, was like 'seeing a ghost'.

David Tennant plays serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the ITV drama (Credit: ITV)
David Tennant plays serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the ITV drama (Credit: ITV)

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Actor David Tennant portrayed the killer and people have said he deserves 'all of the awards' for his performance in the gripping thriller.

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Taking to social media, viewers said the Dr Who star should win a BAFTA for his performance, with some saying they should go as far as handing him an Oscar.

"Can we hand David Tennant all the awards that exist? Brilliant," wrote one.

A second said firmly: "If David Tennant doesn't win all the awards for this, something is very wrong."

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One particularly excited viewer said: "Please just give David Tennant the NTA, the BAFTA, the Oscar and any other award which involves acting, because he deserves them all."

Speaking about the killer, Tennant recently told LADbible he felt it was 'right and proper' that Nilsen died before the series aired.

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He said: "After he was arrested, Dennis Nilsen became obsessed with was the legend of 'Des' - the reputation that he left behind. Whenever he slipped out of public consciousness, there was almost a sense that he wanted to get back into it. That's why I'm relieved he's not alive.

"I would hate for this to go out and for him to be sitting in some cell somewhere imaging we were in any way glorifying him. I'm sure he would have complained about what we said and everything we did.

"At the same time, he would have been rather smugly pleased he was on television. I think it's right and proper it's transmitting after he's gone."

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

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Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]