12 – The murders of Colin Ireland: The Gay Slayer
As spring changed to summer in London 1993, a man stalked his prey at the Coleherne Pub in Earls Court. He targeted gay men, particularly those interested in BDSM, as he knew that they were a vulnerable group with poor relations with the policing authorities. Colin Ireland tricked 5 men into taking him back to their homes, where he brutally attacked them. He then waited to hear about his crimes in the paper. Because Colin Ireland killed for no other reason than his desire to make something of himself. His journey for fame and notoriety, to make a mark, cost 5 lives and terrorised the London Gay scene. This is the story of the Gay Slayer.
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Fergus Mason, The Gay Slayer: The Life of Colin Ireland Serial Killer (Absolute Crime Books, 2014) Purchase here (https://www.amazon.com/Gay-Slayer-Serial-Killer-Ireland-ebook/dp/B00LNOAP16/ref=sr_1_27?qid=1559850095&refinements=p_27%3AFergus+Mason&s=digital-text&sr=1-27&text=Fergus+Mason)