Donald Neilson, also known as the Black Panther
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Serial killer Donald Neilson dies

Multiple murderer Donald Neilson, who became known as the Black Panther, has died at the age of 75, the Ministry of Justice has said.

He died on Sunday after being taken from Norwich Prison to hospital with breathing difficulties.

Neilson murdered 17-year-old heiress Lesley Whittlein 1975, having shot dead three sub-postmasters during armed robberies between February and November 1974.

Ben Ando reports.

  • 20 Dec 2011
  • From the section UK