Top 20 Criminal celebrities in England
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Criminal celebrities [Updated March 27, 2023].
Reggie Kray was born
on October 24, 1933
in London, England.
In 1967, he murdered gang associate Jack McVitie, stabbing him to death after his gun failed to fire. This murder ultimately led to the arrest and conviction that put both twins away for life.
William Brodie was born
on September 28, 1741
His secret criminal lifestyle inspired author Robert Louis Stevenson
to write the classic book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Ronnie Biggs was born
on August 8, 1929
He escaped from prison and lived on the run with his family in Paris, Australia, and Rio de Janerio.
Mary Bell was born
on May 26, 1957
Her 1998 biography Cries Unheard: the Story of Mary Bell became a source of national controversy after it was discovered that she had been paid for her participation in the book's creation.
John George Haigh was born
on July 24, 1909
He was executed via hanging in August 1949.
Guy Fawkes was born
on April 13, 0
His failed Gunpowder Plot is the reason for England's annual Guy Fakes Night bonfire/firework celebration.
Dave Courtney was born
on February 17, 1959
The California-based punk band Rancid dedicated a 2003 song to Courtney.
Bruce Richard Reynolds was born
on September 7, 1931
He was arrested in 1968 after five years on the run following the train robbery. He was released in 1978.
Charles Bronson was born
on December 6, 1952
Long-time English prisoner convicted for such crimes as armed robbery, death threats and wounding with intent. Charles Bronson's violence and unpredictable habits while behind bars led to him being constantly moved from one prison to the next while the lengths of his sentences increased.
Charles Bronson was released from prison in October, 1988 but then arrested again just 69 days later.
Richard Reid was born
on August 12, 1973
English criminal commonly known as the "Shoe Bomber" who was arrested for attempting to detonate a bomb on a flight from Paris to Miami in 2001. Richard Reid was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences and 110 years without parole.
Though he initially claimed to have acted alone, it was later revealed that he had worked with co-conspirators named Saajid Badat and Nizar Trabelsi.
Rosemary West was born
on November 29, 1953
Her Cromwell Street House-- the place where she and her husband carried out their murders-- was demolished in the mid-1990s.
Reginald Kray was born
on October 24, 1933
He became famous due to his status as owner of a hip night club and was even interviewed on television.
Raymond Leslie Morris was born
on August 13, 1929
His murders were the inspiration for the film Red Riding 1974.
Peter Sutcliffe was born
on June 2, 1946
He was convicted of murdering thirteen women between 1975 and 1980.
John Christie was born
on April 8, 1899
He was responsible for the murder of Beryl Evans but gave testimony that eventually lead to the wrongful hanging of her husband, Timothy Evans.
Harold Shipman was born
on January 14, 1946
He was proven responsible for the murder of over 250 people, making him one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history.
Derek Bentley was born
on June 30, 1933
He received a posthumous royal pardon with respect to his death sentence in 1993. In 1998, his murder conviction was entirely quashed.
Colin Ireland was born
on March 16, 1954
He was nicknamed "The Gay Slayer" by the media due to the fact that all of his victims were homosexual men.
Andrew Aston was born
on November 22, 1972
He attacked 26 elderly and disabled people in their homes, 6 of whom died from their injuries.
Beverley Allitt was born
on October 4, 1968
Her succession of murders is believed to be an extension of the Munchausen's syndrome she suffered as a child.