Anthony Hardy

The Camden Ripper

  Active for 3 years
(2000-2002) in United Kingdom




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  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. 3 Books About Anthony Hardy
  14. 6 External References
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Anthony Hardy (Anthony John Hardy) an English serial killer known as The Camden Ripper. Hardy killed three prostitutes between 2000 and 2002. In January 2002 police found the naked dead body of a woman lying on the bed while searching Hardy's home. He was diagnosed with a personality disorder and preventively detained in a mental institution until November 2002. In 2002 the dismembered remains of two women were found in trash bins. While arresting Hardy, an officer was stabbed in the hand and had his eye dislocated from his eye socket. He took numerous pornographic pictures of his victims after death prior to dismembering the bodies. In 2003, Anthony Hardy was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2010, his sentence was upgraded to a whole life tariff.

Anthony Hardy Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Anthony Hardy (aka) The Camden Ripper, was active for 3 years between 2000-2002, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Anthony Hardy was born on May 31st 1951 in Burton upon Trent, town in East Staffordshire, England.

Hardy completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. Hardy gained part of his education while attending Imperial College London. Hardy married, divorced in 1986 due to domestic violence. He had four children, three sons and one daughter. He had a medical condition: bipolar disorder.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 2000 (Age 48/49) Anthony Hardy started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in various hostels in London, England, where Hardy was known to work as a criminal.

He was arrested on January 2nd 2003 (Age 51), convicted on November 25th 2003 (Age 52), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at a prison in London, England. Hardy was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 75%
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Anthony Hardy has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.

Anthony Hardy a known:

Anthony Hardy
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Updated: 2019-05-13 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Anthony Hardy
Nickname: The Camden Ripper
Victims: 3 - 9
Years Active: 2000 - 2002
Ages Active: 48/49 - 50/51
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1951 -     
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Medical Condition: bipolar disorder
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: married, divorced in 1986 due to domestic violence
Children: four children, three sons and one daughter
Living With: himself, alone in various hostels in London, England
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 31, 1951
Family Name: Hardy
Given Name: Anthony
Birth Location: Burton upon Trent, town in East Staffordshire, England
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 16 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree
Educated At: Imperial College London

Arrested: Jan 2, 2003 (Age 51)
Convicted: Nov 25, 2003 (Age 52)
Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: a prison in London, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Anthony Hardy

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

Date Event Description
May 31 1951Anthony Hardy was born in Burton upon Trent, town in East Staffordshire, England.  #19510531
May 31 1971
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
May 31 1981
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
May 31 1991
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 48/49)
Anthony Hardy started his serial killing spree. #2000
May 31 2001
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
(Age 50/51)
Anthony Hardy ended his serial killing spree. #2002
Jan 02 2003
(Age 51)
Anthony Hardy arrested. #20030102
Nov 25 2003
(Age 52)
Anthony Hardy was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at a prison in London, England.  #20031125
May 31 2011
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
rape TRUE 447
strangle TRUE 437
sex with body TRUE 426
mutilated TRUE 440
living with children FALSE 267
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
problems in school FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
previous prision FALSE 332
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436

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3 Books that mention Serial Killer
Anthony Hardy

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Anthony John Hardy (born 31 May 1951) is an English serial killer who is known as the Camden Ripper for dismembering some of his victims. In November 2003, he was sentenced to three life terms for three murders, but he may have killed up to nine people.

External References
  1. Q2281842 on, Retrieved on Mar 3, 2019.
  2. Anthony Hardy on, Retrieved on Mar 3, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Anthony John HARDY on, Retrieved on Mar 3, 2019.
  4. Anthony Hardy: The Camden Ripper on, Retrieved on Mar 5, 2019.
  5. Camden Ripper was my best friend on, Retrieved on Mar 5, 2019.
  6. Camden Ripper must never be released, judge rules on, Retrieved on Mar 5, 2019.
Internal References

Anthony Hardy is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #27 of 30 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
  2. #34 of 40 [ Page 3 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #49 of 62 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  4. #56 of 60 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #210 of 249 [ Page 14 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #239 of 649 [ Page 16 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #261 of 305 [ Page 18 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #268 of 649 [ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #370 of 649 [ Page 25 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #542 of 649 [ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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