Stephen Griffiths

Crossbow Cannibal, the Bradford murders

  Active for 2 years
(2009-2010) in United Kingdom

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

14

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 18 Books About Stephen Griffiths
  14. 4 External References
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Stephen Griffiths (Stephen Shaun Griffiths) a British serial killer known as the Crossbow cannibal and the Bradford murders. Griffiths killed three prostitutes, but claims to have killed fourteen to beat fellow serial killer the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe. Griffiths dubbed himself the Crossbow cannibal as he killed his victims with a hammer and crossbow and then later ate parts of them. In 2010, Stephen Griffiths was sentenced to life in prison with a whole life order at Her Majesty's Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

Stephen Griffiths Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Stephen Griffiths (aka) Crossbow Cannibal, the Bradford murders, was active for 2 years between 2009-2010, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 14 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Stephen Griffiths was born on December 24th 1969 in Dewsbury, town in West Yorkshire, Britain.

In 2009 (Age 39/40) Stephen Griffiths started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on May 24th 2010 (Age 40), convicted on December 21st 2010 (Age 40), sentenced to life imprisonment at HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 44%
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Stephen Griffiths has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Stephen Griffiths a known:

Stephen Griffiths
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Bradford murders
Nickname: Crossbow Cannibal, the Bradford murders
Victims: 3 - 14
Years Active: 2009 - 2010
Ages Active: 39/40 - 40/41
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1969 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: sex worker
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 24, 1969
Given Name: Stephen
Birth Location: Dewsbury, town in West Yorkshire, Britain
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: May 24, 2010 (Age 40)
Convicted: Dec 21, 2010 (Age 40)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Stephen Griffiths

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Stephen Griffiths. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 24 1969Stephen Griffiths was born in Dewsbury, town in West Yorkshire, Britain.  #19691224
Dec 24 1989
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Dec 24 1999
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
2009
(Age 39/40)
Stephen Griffiths started his serial killing spree. #2009
Dec 24 2009
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2010
(Age 40/41)
Stephen Griffiths ended his serial killing spree. #2010
May 24 2010
(Age 40)
Stephen Griffiths arrested. #20100524
Dec 21 2010
(Age 40)
Stephen Griffiths was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at HM Prison Wakefield in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.  #20101221
Dec 24 2019
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Books that Mention Stephen Griffiths

Book: The Zig Zag Girl (mentions serial killer Stephen Griffiths)
Elly Griffiths
The Zig Zag Girl
Book: The Zig Zag Girl (mentions serial killer Stephen Griffiths)
Elly Griffiths
The Zig Zag Girl
Book: Smoke and Mirrors (mentions serial killer Stephen Griffiths)
Elly Griffiths
Smoke and Mirrors
Book: The Big Book of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Stephen Griffiths)
Jack Rosewood
The Big Book of Serial Killers
Book: Serial Killers Encyclopedia (mentions serial killer Stephen Griffiths)
RJ Parker
Serial Killers Encyclopedia
Book: The Crossbow Canibal (mentions serial killer Stephen Griffiths)
Cyril Dixon
The Crossbow Canibal
Book: The Crossbow Cannibal (mentions serial killer Stephen Griffiths)
Cyril Dixon
The Crossbow Cannibal
Book: The Axe and the Tree (mentions serial killer Stephen Griffiths)
Stephen Griffiths
The Axe and the Tree

18 Books that mention Serial Killer
Stephen Griffiths

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0544527992 The Zig Zag Girl 1
0544527941 The Zig Zag Girl 1
0544527984 Smoke and Mirrors 1
1548119644 The Big Book of Serial Ki... 60
1494772167 Serial Killers Encycloped... 34
1843583593 The Crossbow Canibal 1
1843584530 The Crossbow Cannibal 1
0857217895 The Axe and the Tree 1
1782191542 Stalkers 1
043533221x Business Economics 1
0198508530 Public Health and Primary... 1
0415083036 Security and Strategy in... 1
9004172181 Crime, Addiction and the... 1
186842670x The Springbok Captains 1
1118452577 Handbook of Sea-Level Res... 1
1467881406 British Serial Killers 8
1134087152 Crime, Justice and the Me... 1
1781480656 Dollar In My Pocket 1

The Bradford murders were the serial killings of three sex workers in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England in 2009 and 2010.43-year-old Susan Rushworth disappeared on 22 June 2009, followed by 31-year-old Shelley Armitage on 26 April 2010 and 36-year-old Suzanne Blamires on 21 May of the same year. Parts of Blamires's body were found in the River Aire in Shipley, near Bradford, on 25 May.

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External References
  1. Q4149774 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  2. Bradford murders on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Stephen Shaun GRIFFITHS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  4. Stephen Griffiths on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Stephen Griffiths is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #36 of 43[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #44 of 45[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  3. #52 of 55[ Page 4 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #54 of 59[ Page 4 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  5. #58 of 62[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  6. #218 of 651[ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #457 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #467 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #608 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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