Killer in the Woods

This is the story of one mans obsessive desire to control and even kill women, throughout his life John Taylor repeatedly found himself being drawn to woods, it was here that he would quietly watch and wait for his next victim.

His crimes went undetected for more than a decade until the year 2000 when he kidnapped and killed 16 year old Leanne Tiernan, it was only when he was convicted of murdering Leanne that Taylor’s secret life came to light. It was then that the police officers who had him convicted spoke with regards to their belief that he may have been responsible for several other unsolved murders, including the 1992 murder of of Yvonne Fitt, a Bradford prostitute.

In 2003 after a lengthy investigation into the unsolved sexual attacks which occurred in the area, Taylor admitted that he committed two separate rapes before killing Leanne Tiernan, for this he received an additional life sentence.

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