Black Dog Strangler

Black Dog Strangler

A nickname for a mentally deranged inmate in the UK, so anointed for strangling a fellow inmate, Derek Williams, at the Ashworth Hospital (for the dangerously mentally ill), after becoming convinced Williams had turned into a black dog.
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THE death of the notorious Black Dog Strangler in a County Durham jail could not have been predicted or prevented, a watchdog has ruled.
AN inquiry will be held into how a convicted killer dubbed the Black Dog Strangler escaped from a secure hospital, health trust bosses said yesterday.
Summary: A convicted killer known as the Black Dog Strangler who escaped from a secure hospital has been found, police said.
EXACTLY how the Black Dog Strangler laid his hands on enough insulin to kill himself at a top security jail, remains a mystery, after an inquest.
APRISONER dubbed the Black Dog Strangler after he choked a man with his dressing gown belt killed himself with an insulin overdose in a top-security jail, an inquest has found.
A CONVICTED killer dubbed the Black Dog Strangler, after he choked a patient to death at Ashworth Hospital with a dressing gown cord, died in prison from an insulin overdose, an inquest heard.
Summary: A convicted killer dubbed the Black Dog Strangler has escaped from a secure hospital, police have said.
The killer, dubbed the Black Dog Strangler, escaped from staff at St Nicholas' Hospital in Gosforth by saying he was going to the toilet before fleeing.
HEALTH trust bosses will launch an inquiry after a convicted killer dubbed the Black Dog Strangler escaped from a secure hospital.
Cris Howe said regulars drinking in The Bank bar spotted Phillip Westwater, pictured right - known as the Black Dog Strangler - thanks to his distinctive tattoos.
A FORMER Merseyside mental patient dubbed the Black Dog Strangler was on the run today.
He said many people living in the area were frightened when they discovered Westwater - dubbed the Black Dog Strangler - was on the loose.