10 murder cases that shocked the country

Murder cases that shocked the UK - including Harold Shipman, Soham and the Moors murders

Murders carried out by Fred and Rose West, Harold Shipman and Peter Sutcliffe have become infamous

They are cases which shocked the country and the world - from one of the most prolific serial killers of modern times - Harold Shipman, to the moors murders of the 1960s.

However, cases such as the murders carried out by killer GP Shipman didn’t just horrify people, it led to reforms in a bid to prevent such actions happening again.

While, the abduction and murder of schoolgirl Sarah Payne led to a high-profile campaign for people to get access to the Sex Offenders’ Register.

And the racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence exposed insitutional failings within the Met Police as well as leading to change.

Here are 10 cases which shocked the country and led to change.

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