Babes In The Wood killer Russell Bishop dies from brain cancer aged 55

Babes In The Wood killer Russell Bishop dies from brain cancer aged 55 – four years after being brought to justice for murdering two nine-year-old girls

  • Murderer passed away in hospital last night, two years after cancer diagnosis
  • He murdered best friends Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in 1986
  • Bishop had been receiving palliative care in prison since October
  • Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop has died from brain cancer.

    L'assassino, 55, passed away in hospital last night after being rushed there from the top security HMP Frankland, nella contea di Durham.

    He murdered best friends Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway, both nine, nel 1986 before dumping their bodies in woodland near their homes in Brighton.

    Nel 2020, it was reported he had been diagnosed with bowel cancer, but this later spread to his brain.

    Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop has died from brain cancer. L'assassino, 55, passed away in hospital last night after being rushed there from the top security HMP Frankland, nella contea di Durham

    Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop has died from brain cancer. L'assassino, 55, passed away in hospital last night after being rushed there from the top security HMP Frankland, nella contea di Durham

    Secondo Il Sole, the killer died in hospital last night while being watched over by a pair of prison officers.

    Bishop lured the two best friends Nicola and Karen to a secluded den in Brighton’s Wild Park where he sexually assaulted and strangled them.

    The tragic discovery was made just half a mile from both of the girl’s family homes.

    Bishop was cleared of the Babes in the Wood murders in 1987 after a series of blunders by police, forensic experts and prosecutors.

    Nicola Fellows

    Karen Hadaway

    Bishop brutally killed Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in 1986 when they were both just nine

    Within three years he went on to kidnap, molest and throttle a seven-year-old girl at Devil’s Dyke.

    While serving life for that crime, Bishop was ordered to face a fresh trial for Nicola and Karen’s murders in light of a DNA breakthrough.

    He was finally convicted of Nicola and Karen’s murders in 2018 after his acquittals were quashed in 2017.

    A source told The Sun last night: ‘Bishop spent his last weeks in relative peacea world away from the torment he has caused the girls’ famiglie.

    ‘There will be few tears shed for his passing.

    The killer was reportedly taken to hospital yesterday after his health deteriorated rapidly in prison and he began suffering from breathing difficulties.

    He passed away shortly before 9pm last night.

    Nell'ottobre dell'anno scorso, the killer was urged by Nicola and Karen’s families to finally come clean and confess to his horrific crimes after decades of denials.

    Bishop pictured after his initial arrest for the 1986 Babes in the Wood murders

    Bishop pictured after his initial arrest for the 1986 Babes in the Wood murders

    Loro dissero Lo specchio: ‘Russell Bishop has a chance to come clean before he dies unless he is a bigger coward than he has always seemed.

    How journalist Martin Bashir lost Karen Hadaway’s clothes

    The Babes in the Woods case was brought to public attention last year when Karen’s mother accused journalist Martin Bashir of losing her daughter’s clothes.

    Michelle Hadaway said the former BBC religion editor obtained the clothes for DNA testing for BBC Two’s Public Eye programme 30 anni fa, but the investigation did not air and her calls to the broadcaster were ignored, ha affermato.

    Ms Hadaway previously said Mr Bashir approached her in 1991 and asked to have her daughter’s clothing DNA tested, saying that science had advanced in the five years since the murders, but never returned the clothes.

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    ‘And if he doesn’t have the guts to confess his crimes and admit his guilt, he will be the loser, so our message to him is simple.

    ‘We don’t need your admission of what you did to our beautiful girls. Your refusal doesn’t matter to usbut your admission would show you have finally had the courage to take responsibility for your despicable crimes.

    Nicola’s parents Barrie Fellows and Susan Eismann and Karen’s mother Michelle Hadaway issued the statement with the help of Nicola’s cousin Lorna Heffron.

    La scorsa estate, Bishop’s girlfriend Jennifer Johnson, 55, was convicted for perverting the course of justice for lying in his first trial.

    Johnson stunned police in the dock after suddenly claiming a blue jumper that linked him to the crime scene and killings was not his. She had previously told investigators it had been his garment.

    Johnson had admitted lying, but had pleaded not guilty to perjury and perverting the course of justice, on the basis that she was acting under duress.

    But the jury at Lewes Crown Court decided she was lying again and had been ‘part of Team Bishop’, desperate to get him cleared of murder.

    Love letters sent from Johnson to him during the Devils Dyke case and shown to these jurors, had laid bare the lengths she would go to for him.

    They trilled: ‘I’m not going to leave you so don’t worry because I won’t. cos I love you very much and I will write every day because you’re special to me and you mean all the world too.

    ‘Don’t get worried when I’m not up with your mum as I can’t get a babysitter all the time but I’m still thinking of you love.

    “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo, Brighton

    “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo’ “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo, Brighton

    The case was also brought to recent public attention after the mother of murdered Karen Hadaway accused shamed journalist Martin Bashir of losing her daughter's clothes

    The case was also brought to recent public attention after the mother of murdered Karen Hadaway accused shamed journalist Martin Bashir of losing her daughter’s clothes

    ‘Can we get married quite soon and I will book the church OK? It is wonderful that you want to marry me. It’s not prison talk is it love? I haven’t got a lot to say so bye for now.

    The case was also brought to public attention last year when Karen’s mother accused journalist Martin Bashir of losing her daughter’s clothes.

    Ms Hadaway said the former BBC religion editor obtained the clothes for DNA testing for BBC Two’s Public Eye programme 30 anni fa, but the investigation did not air and her calls to the broadcaster were ignored, ha affermato.

    Nella foto: A blue Pinto sweatshirt, allegedly worn by Bishop and said to contain vital DNA evidence, Bishop è stato condannato alla sua seconda condanna a vita

    Nella foto: Bishop è stato condannato alla sua seconda condanna a vita, allegedly worn by Bishop and said to contain vital DNA evidence, Bishop è stato condannato alla sua seconda condanna a vita

    Ms Hadaway previously said Mr Bashir approached her in 1991 and asked to have her daughter’s clothing DNA tested, saying that science had advanced in the five years since the murders, but never returned the clothes.

    She called him a ‘dishonest rogueand called for a criminal investigation after she claimed he delayed the killer’s capture.

    In dicembre, it was revealed that Bashir admitted in a handwritten letter to Ms Hadaway to having taken the clothes.

    In his letter, Bashir said he was ‘deeply sorrythat the clothing in which Karen was murdered – which he revealed he took ‘to the BBC– went missing.

    The lies and blunders that let killer go free

    “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo 1987 “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo.

    • “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo, “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo, “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo.
    • “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo’ “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo.
    • “È un incubo e lo sto ancora vivendo’ sono stati in contatto tra loro.
    • I capelli umani e le fibre trovate sul corpo di Nicola non sono stati testati.
    • Il 'Pinto’ il maglione era ampiamente disponibile nei negozi di tutto il paese, so may not have been Bishops.
    • La partner di Bishop, Jennifer Johnson, inizialmente ha identificato il maglione come suo, ma poi ha negato quando ha preso il banco dei testimoni.
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