Manchester Canal Serial Killer Claims Multiply
Psychopath specialist and author Thomas Sheridan has repeated claims made by Professor Craig Jackson earlier this year that a serial killer is responsible for at least some of the deaths of 61 people who have drowned in Manchester waterways since 2008.
Talking to the Manchester Evening News in January, the Birmingham City University Professor said ‘it is extremely unlikely that such an alarming number of bodies found in the canals is the result of accidents or suicides,” adding “Canals are not popular suicide spots, especially for men. They are, however, popular dumping sites. And water can be a sure way to erase DNA evidence.”
Talking to the Daily Mirror this week, Mr Sheridan agreed.
“I believe the killer is targeting gay men or men the killer is assuming to be gay – following them from a night out or more worryingly, picking them up in bars,’ he claimed, “Something very similar could be afoot in Manchester to the case of Dennis Nilsen.”
The author claimed police might be covering up the serial killer link to avoid terrifying the public, echoing claims made by former Scotland Yard detective Geoff Platt that London cops had covered up the murders of violent drifter Kiernan Kelly he said confessed to murdering 18 people in the 70s by pushing them in front of trains in London’s Underground.
“What immediately came to notice was that there were a number of people who jumped off the platform into the Northern Line,” the ex-Detective told the Daily Telegraph in July.
“But what especially smacked you in the face was every time someone jumped on the track . . . Kelly was next to him,” he added.