Robert Black (serial killer)

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Robert Black
Background information
Born(1947-04-21)21 April 1947
Grangemouth, Scotland
Died12 January 2016(2016-01-12) (aged 68)
HMP Maghaberry, Northern Ireland
PenaltyLife imprisonment
Number of victims4+
Span of killings?–26 March 1986
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date apprehended14 July 1990

Robert Black (21 April 1947 – 12 January 2016) was a Scottish serial killer convicted of the kidnapping and murder of four girls between the ages of 5 and 11, between 1981 and 1986 in the United Kingdom. He was convicted of sexually assaulting one of the girls, and of raping the other three. Black was also convicted of the kidnapping of a fifth girl, and the attempted kidnapping of a sixth. Black was born in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.[1]

Black was arrested on 14 July 1990, near Stow, Scotland. The following month, Black was convicted of abduction and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Black was attacked in his Wakefield prison cell in July 1995 after being ambushed by two inmates.

Black died on 12 January 2016 of natural causes in Maghaberry prison, Northern Ireland, aged 68.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Robert Black — The 'Dirty' Part — Crime Library on". Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  2. "Robert Black: Convicted child killer dies in prison". BBC News. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.