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Sept. 22, 2022

S07E01 | Anthony Hardy | The Murders of Sally White, Elizabeth Valad and Bridgette Maclennan


In the first episode of British Murders Season 7, I tell the story of Anthony Hardy.

 

Between January and December 2002, Anthony Hardy murdered Sally White, Elizabeth Valad and Bridgette Maclennan in Camden Town, London.

 

He initially got away with the murder of Sally White in January 2002 due to an incorrect cause of death confirmed by disgraced pathologist Dr Freddy Patel.

 

Between April and November 2002, Hardy spent time in psychiatric units at several hospitals, and within six weeks of being released he murdered Elizabeth Valad and Bridgette MacClennan.

 

Hardy was arrested in January 2003 and received a life sentence that November. Mr Justice Keith upgraded his sentence to a whole life tariff in May 2010.

 

Anthony Hardy died of sepsis at HM Prison Frankland on November 26, 2020.

 

Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣

https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic⁣

 

My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

 

Recorded and Edited in:⁣

Hindenberg PRO

 

References:⁣

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Arnold, S. H. (2022, May 22). How a Brave Homeless Man Helped Capture Serial Killer Anthony Hardy. Medium. Retrieved 21 September 2022, from https://medium.com/crimebeat/how-a-brave-homeless-man-helped-capture-serial-killer-anthony-hardy-bb6700887035

Baffling tragedy of how the Camden Ripper was freed to murder again. (2011, April 7). Camden New Journal. Retrieved 21 September 2022, from https://www.camdennewjournal.co.uk/article/baffling-tragedy-how-camden-ripper-was-freed-murder-again

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