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The Blackout Ripper (Bonus Epi)
Welcome back to Cherry Avenue True Crime Podcast!
I have a bonus mini-episode for you today about the Blackout Killer.
In my next upcoming episode: The Last Hangman, I will be covering Albert Pierrepoint and the movie made about his career as executioner from 1931 to 1956. During his career he executed somewhere between 435 and 600 people. 200 of those were from war crimes that took place during WWII, such as the Beast of Belsen and Irma Grese.
Pierrepoint executed many notable murderers in the UK, but one that was not featured in the movie, was Gordon Cummins, aka the Blackout Killer or the Blackout Ripper.
So for this mini-episode we will go over one of the truly horrible men that Albert Pierrepoint had to encounter during his job as head executioner in 1942.
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Sources for this episode:
Serial Killer Blackout Ripper – Gordon Cummins (murderuk.com)
How the Blackout Ripper killed so horrifically | Daily Mail Online
Albert Pierrepoint – Wikipedia
Gordon Cummins – Wikipedia
Gordon Cummins | Criminal Minds Wiki | Fandom