10 murder cases that shocked the country

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

UK murder cases have shocked the British public over the years. These include GP Harold Shipman’s killings, the Moors murders and Soham murders.

Britain has suffered its fair share of serial killers - from the twisted doctor Harold Shipman, who is estimated to have killed up to 250 patients, to the chilling moors murders committed in the 1960s. Some of these mortifying murders led to sweeping reforms in a bid to prevent crimes of a similar nature happening again in the UK.

The overhaul of protection procedures in the wake of the Soham murders was estimated to have reached £185 million, 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.

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

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