Colin Pitchfork

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Colin Pitchfork is a British double child-murderer and rapist. He was the first person convicted of rape and murder using DNA profiling after he murdered two girls in neighbouring Leicestershire villages, the first in Narborough, in November 1983, and the second in Enderby in July 1986. He was arrested on 19 September 1987 and was sentenced to life imprisonment on 22 January 1988 after pleading guilty to both murders, with the judge giving him a 30-year minimum term (only for Pitchfork to challenge the minimum term and see it reduced to 28 years on appeal). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin Pitchfork has received more than 1,430,703 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Colin Pitchfork is the 204th most popular extremist (down from 175th in 2019), the 5,579th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 18th most popular British Extremist.

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  • 16

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  • 3.38

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Among extremists, Colin Pitchfork ranks 204 out of 205Before him are Anwar al-Awlaki, Seung-Hui Cho, Hamza bin Laden, Beverley Allitt, Amy Fisher, and Ajmal Kasab. After him are Hakimullah Mehsud, Tommy Robinson, Jared Fogle, Wail al-Shehri, James Holmes, and Omar Mateen.

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Among people born in 1960, Colin Pitchfork ranks 588Before him are Bill Johnson, Ye Jiangchuan, Paulo Rodrigues Barc, Robert Glenister, Rémy Vogel, and Alan Krueger. After him are Kevin Shirley, Steve Blum, Bradley Walsh, Osvaldo Golijov, Nicola Griffith, and Kirby Puckett.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin Pitchfork ranks 5,579 out of 6,924Before him are Syed Kamall (1967), Chris Sutton (1973), Hugh Dallas (1957), Micah Richards (1988), James Maddison (1996), and Oliver James (1980). After him are Sophie Rundle (1988), Miles Kane (1986), Ophelia Lovibond (1986), Matthew Stevens (1977), Martin Buchan (1949), and Jack Lowden (1990).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Colin Pitchfork ranks 18Before him are Peter Sutcliffe (1946), Stuart Christie (1946), Dick Turpin (1705), Dennis Nilsen (1945), John Christie (1899), and Beverley Allitt (1968). After him are Tommy Robinson (1982).