Colin Ireland

The Gay Slayer

  Active for 1 year
(1993) in United Kingdom

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  2. Serial Killer Profile
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 8 Books About Colin Ireland
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Colin Ireland a British serial killer known as the Gay Slayer. Ireland was a highly organized serial killer he picked passive masochist gay men in the Coleherne public house, accompanied them home, and murdered them after they were voluntarily restrained. Ireland carried a full murder kit of rope, handcuffs and a full change of clothes to each murder. He then cleaned the house of forensic evidence and left when he was sure of not appearing suspicious. In 1993, Ireland admitted all charges and was given life sentences for each. Colin Ireland died from pulmonary fibrosis on February 21st 2012 at Wakefield Prison in England.

Colin Ireland Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Colin Ireland (aka) The Gay Slayer, was active for 1 year in 1993, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Colin Ireland was born on March 16th 1954 in Dartford, town in Kent, England. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by his Mother until (Age 6/7), foster care, his mother, a borstal until adulthood. Ireland was raised as a oldest child and had one younger brother. His father, unnamed, abandoned his mother shortly after Colin's birth. His mother, unnamed, a 17-year-old unmarried teenager. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems.

Ireland a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Ireland completed 8 years of school, no degree received. Ireland married Virginia Zammit in 1982, Colin (Age 27/28), divorced in 1987, married Janet Young in 1989, Colin (Age 34/35), separated. He had at least one daughter.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1993 (Age 38/39) Colin Ireland started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, strangle, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in a flat in west London, England, where Ireland was known to work as a criminal.

He was arrested on July 21st 1993 (Age 39), convicted on December 20th 1993 (Age 39), sentenced to life imprisonment, five terms at HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. Ireland was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Colin Ireland died on February 21st 2012 (Age 57), cause of death: Pulmonary fibrosis at HM Prison Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom.

Profile Completeness: 87%
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Colin Ireland has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Colin Ireland a known:

Colin Ireland
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-02 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Colin Ireland
Nickname: The Gay Slayer
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1993 - 1993
Ages Active: 38/39 - 38/39
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1954 - 2012
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: married Virginia Zammit in 1982, Colin (Age 27/28), divorced in 1987, married Janet Young in 1989, Colin (Age 34/35), separated
Children: at least one daughter
Living With: himself, alone in a flat in west London, England
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 16, 1954
Family Name: Ireland
Given Name: Colin
Birth Location: Dartford, town in Kent, England
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger brother
Raised By: his Mother until (Age 6/7), foster care, his mother, a borstal until adulthood
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: unnamed, a 17-year-old unmarried teenager
Father: unnamed, abandoned his mother shortly after Colin's birth

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 8 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Jul 21, 1993 (Age 39)
Convicted: Dec 20, 1993 (Age 39)
Sentence: life imprisonment, five terms
Prison Location: HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Feb 21, 2012 (Age 57)
Cause of Death: Pulmonary fibrosis
Death Location: HM Prison Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Colin Ireland

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Colin Ireland. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Mar 16 1954Colin Ireland was born in Dartford, town in Kent, England.  #19540316
Mar 16 1974
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Mar 16 1984
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1993
(Age 38/39)
Colin Ireland started his serial killing spree. #1993
Jul 21 1993
(Age 39)
Colin Ireland arrested. #19930721
Dec 20 1993
(Age 39)
Colin Ireland was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, five terms at HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.  #19931220
1993
(Age 39/40)
Colin Ireland ended his serial killing spree. #1993
Mar 16 1994
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 16 2004
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Feb 21 2012
(Age 57)
Colin Irelanddied.cause of death:Pulmonary fibrosisat HM Prison Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom. #20120221

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 221
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at victims home TRUE 322
torture TRUE 425
bound TRUE 405
strangle TRUE 442
robbed TRUE 417
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
kill at killers home FALSE 319
used weapon FALSE 452
used gun FALSE 450
rape FALSE 452
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


Books that Mention Colin Ireland

Book: Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Colin Ireland)
William Murray
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Book: Serial Killers Encyclopedia (mentions serial killer Colin Ireland)
RJ Parker
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Book: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Colin Ireland)
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Inside the Minds of Serial Killers
Book: The Serial Killer Files (mentions serial killer Colin Ireland)
Paul Simpson
The Serial Killer Files
Book: The Gay Slayer (mentions serial killer Colin Ireland)
Fergus Mason
The Gay Slayer
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Colin Ireland)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: Legends (mentions serial killer Colin Ireland)
Charles Bronson
Legends
Book: Gay Slayer (mentions serial killer Colin Ireland)
Scott Farrell
Gay Slayer

8 Books that mention Serial Killer
Colin Ireland

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0953797643 Serial Killers 7
1494772167 Serial Killers Encycloped... 34
0275990990 Inside the Minds of Seria... 14
147213673x The Serial Killer Files 11
1500473588 The Gay Slayer 1
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1902578228 Legends 2
1530153360 Gay Slayer 1

Colin Ireland (16 March 1954 – 21 February 2012) was a British serial killer known as the Gay Slayer because his victims were homosexual. Criminologist David Wilson believes that Ireland was a psychopath.Ireland suffered a severely dysfunctional upbringing. He committed various crimes from the age of 16 and had served time in borstals and prisons.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2470189 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  2. Colin Ireland on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Colin IRELAND on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
Internal References

Colin Ireland is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #21 of 62[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #27 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  3. #28 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #59 of 89[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #155 of 250[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #164 of 651[ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #271 of 651[ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #377 of 651[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #613 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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