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Dennis Nilsen Confesses To More Murders From 'Beyond The Grave' In New Book

Tom Wood

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Dennis Nilsen Confesses To More Murders From 'Beyond The Grave' In New Book

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Serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who killed at least 12 men in a spate of murders between 1978 and 1983, has admitted to killing more people from 'beyond the grave' after his prison memoirs were turned into an autobiography.

Obviously, the family members of Nilsen's victims aren't happy that the book has been published at all, and the UK government even blocked it from being released back in the 1990s.

Now, History of a Drowning Boy is to be released this week by RedDoor Press, and claims to detail the driving force behind one of Britain's most twisted and evil criminals.

One victim's relative said the publication of the book is like Nilsen is still 'laughing at us from beyond the grave'.

Nilsen murdered at least 12 people in North London before chopping up their corpses and stuffing body parts down drains.

Nilsen in custody in 1983. Credit: PA
Nilsen in custody in 1983. Credit: PA

In the book, Nilsen writes about how he sexually assaulted a drunk soldier before he started murdering people, and also confesses to strangling at least two previously unknown male victims to death, the Sunday Times reports.

While he denies being a cannibal, Nilsen also discusses the 'culinary possibilities' of the men he murdered, describing one part of a corpse as like 'beef rump steaks' and joking about feeding his dog a 'small chunk' of human meat.

He also wrote about how he wishes that he'd died as a child after his grandfather allegedly sexually abused him at the age of five.

The book has been compiled from thousands of pages of notes that Nilsen passed to a friend after his death.

However, the book has been described as 'morally wrong' by the sister of Carl Stottor, who survived an attempt on his life from Nilsen but died in 2013.

Nilsen's Muswell Hill flat. Credit: PA
Nilsen's Muswell Hill flat. Credit: PA

Julie Bentley said: "Carl fought all his life to have those memoirs stopped.

"When that evil man died, I thought it was over. Why should he have his say when the victims can't have their word?"

Nilsen was only discovered after human remains were discovered in the drains of his home in Muswell Hill.

Most of his victims were homeless or unemployed, and were found in pubs before being enticed back to one of two flats that Nilsen was resident in during the period of his murders.

'History of a Drowning Boy'. Credit: RedDoor Press
'History of a Drowning Boy'. Credit: RedDoor Press

He was given a full life sentence after being convicted of six murders and two attempted murders in 1983.

Nilsen died in custody of natural causes in 2018. Only eight of his victims were ever identified.

His story was popularised by the ITV drama Des last year, in which he was portrayed by David Tennant.

Topics: UK News, crime, Weird

Tom Wood
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