Get early access to ad-free episodes on Patreon
Feb. 10, 2022

S05E03 - Colin Hatch (The Murder of Sean Williams)


In the third episode of British Murders Season 5, I tell the story of Colin Hatch.⁣
⁣⁣⁣
On July 19, 1993, 21-year-old paedophile Colin Hatch snatched 7/8-year-old Sean Williams outside Norfolk Close tower block.⁣

Colin sexually assaulted Sean in the bedroom of his flat before suffocating him to death with a plastic bag, placing his body inside two bin bags and leaving it in the tower block's elevator.
⁣⁣
He was handed a life sentence on January 28, 1994, by Judge Nina Lowry, but no minimum term to serve was set.

Colin Hatch was murdered on February 22, 2011, by fellow inmate Damien Fowkes at HMP Full Sutton.

For all things British Murders, please visit my website:
https://www.britishmurders.com/

Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

My recording equipment:
Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone: https://amzn.to/3F1Jkkj
Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1: https://amzn.to/2XZicC8
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface: https://amzn.to/3kKCLL2
Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm: https://amzn.to/3zHJOs8

Recorded using:
Audacity
Zoom

Edited in:
Audacity
DaVinci Resolve 17

Mastered in:
Auphonic

You can purchase 'The Serial Killer's Book of Haiku 2' by Rose Bundy here:
https://amzn.to/3Kp7Mig

References:

Boy’s killer “wrote plan for murder.” (1994, January 18). The Guardian, 4.

Broadmoor “rejected future sex killer as not dangerous enough.” (1994, January 22). The Guardian, 9.

Cheston, P. (1994, January 28). Boy’s sex killer is told: Life means life. Evening Standard, 19.

Child killer Colin Hatch “murdered” in secure prison. (2011, February 23). BBC News. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-12549804

Daily Telegraph Reporter. (2011, October 5). Prisoner who slashed Soham murderer with knife wanted him to die. The Daily Telegraph, 17.

Damien Fowkes. (n.d.). Murder In The UK. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://www.murderuk.com/damien-fowkes.html

Davenport, J. (2011, February 23). Child murderer killed in prison. Evening Standard, 2.

East Finchley. (2018, May 9). Hidden London. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://hidden-london.com/gazetteer/east-finchley/

The George, East Finchley. (n.d.). The Lost Pubs Project. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/london/n2_eastfinchley_george.html

Linton, M. (1994, January 29). Parole row breaks as child-killer gets life. The Guardian, 5.

Lobanov-Rostovsky, C. (n.d.). Chapter 8: Sex Offender Management Strategies. Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://smart.ojp.gov/somapi/chapter-8-sex-offender-management-strategies

Mackinnon, I. (1994, January 18). Child killer “had written detailed sexual fantasies.” The Independent. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/child-killer-had-written-detailed-sexual-fantasies-1400733.html

Mallett, X. (2016, May 26). Psychology of a paedophile: why are some people attracted to children? The Conversation. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://theconversation.com/psychology-of-a-paedophile-why-are-some-people-attracted-to-children-59991

The man accused over Sean. (1993, July 24). The Daily Telegraph, 7.

McMahon, B. (1993, July 23). The man accused of murdering Sean, 8. Evening Standard, 14.

McMahon, B. (1994, January 17). “Killer’s fantasies led to boy’s death.” Evening Standard, 17.

Pattinson, R. (2017, April 25). Violent convict who tried to murder Soham killer Ian Huntley has throat slit in jail. The Sun. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3322112/violent-convict-who-tried-to-murder-soham-killer-ian-huntley-has-throat-slit-in-jail/

Sean killed by sex attacker out on parole. (1994, January 20). The Daily Telegraph, 4.

Steele, J. (1994a, January 18). Fantasies “led to boy’s murder.” The Daily Telegraph, 4.

Steele, J. (1994b, January 29). “Why was this man freed to kill Sean?” The Daily Telegraph, 3.

Wainwright, M. (2011, February 23). Child killer Colin Hatch murdered. The Guardian. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/feb/23/colin-hatch-murder-prison-cell

Whitehead, T. (2011, February 24). “Huntley attacker hangs child sex killer.” The Daily Telegraph, 5.

Woman recalls son’s last words. (1994, January 19). The Guardian, 3.

Wright, S., & Gysin, C. (2011, February 24). Crack addict is charged over prison murder of notorious child sex killer. Mail Online. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360136/Crack-addict-Damien-Fowkes-charged-prison-murder-child-sex-killer-Colin-Hatch.html