In the Media

Shipman 'killed early in career'

PUBLISHED January 28, 2005

Harold Shipman killed up to 15 patients in his early career, bringing his total murder toll to an estimated 250 people, the Shipman Inquiry has revealed.

Chairman of the inquiry Dame Janet Smith said Shipman unlawfully killed three men at Pontefract General Infirmary (PGI) in the 1970s.
Dame Janet said the probable number the former Hyde GP killed at the hospital was "between 10 and 15 patients".