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May 6, 2021

"The M1 Maniac" Robert Black

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In the Season 2 special of British Murders, I tell the story of Scottish paedophile and serial killer Robert Black, one of Britain's most notorious and deadly serial child killers.


Black was convicted in 1994 of sexually assaulting and murdering three young girls aged between 5 and 11 as well as attempting to kidnap another 15-year old during the 1980s.


He was handed 10 concurrent life sentences with a minimum term of 35 years before later being convicted in 2011 of murdering a 9-year-old girl in Northern Ireland in 1981.


Robert Black died of natural causes at Maghaberry prison on January 12, 2016.


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Intro music:

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'


My recording equipment:

Shure SM57 Dynamic Mic

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface


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Paedophile gets life for "horrific" attack on girl. (1990, August 11). The Guardian, 5. Retrieved from


Triple murder hunt goes on. (1990, August 11). The Guardian, 5. Retrieved from


Driver accused of killing girls. (1992, March 12). The Guardian, 17. Retrieved from


Van driver denies child murders and kidnappings. (1994, April 14). The Guardian, 24. Retrieved from


Murdered girl seen with mystery car, Black trial told. (1994, May 06). The Guardian, 6. Retrieved from


Black enquiry widened to 19 attacks across Europe. (1994, May 20). The Guardian, 1. Retrieved from


Overprotected, under-prepared. (1994, July 05). The Guardian, 3. Retrieved from


Retired police officer at Jennifer Cardy murder trial. (2011, October 12). BBC.


Jennifer Cardy: A 30-year wait for justice. (2011, October 27). BBC.


McKittrick, D. (2011, October 28). Child killer Robert Black guilty of Jennifer Cardy murder. Belfast Telegraph.


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