‘Angel of Death’ serial killer Beverley Allitt showed ‘no remorse’ for killing four children, and trying to take the life of nine others by tampering with their injections at Grantham Hospital in Lincolnshire in 1991.
In new documentary series ‘British Police: Our Toughest Cases’ , Detective Michelle Billingsley and Former Detective Inspector Neil Jones have told of their chilling meetings with the killer, and how an arrogant Allitt ‘smirked and smiled’ during her police interview.
Originally, Allitt’s crimes were suspected to be down to natural causes, but blood samples retained from nine of the children who had collapsed or died revealed that they had been injected with lethal doses of insulin, potassium or lignocaine.
‘Angel of Death’ serial killer Beverley Allitt (pictured) showed ‘no remorse’ for killing her four children, and trying to take the life of nine others, a new documentary has revealed
‘She’s placed in a police cell, and you have to remember that this is a girl that’s about 21 years of age, never been in trouble with the police, she gets all of these charges and she’s laughing. She’s happy about them,’ says Michelle.
Neil Jones adds: ‘She was an evil, callous, calculating person. She knew what she was doing. These are defenceless children who rely on her and she’s attacking them.’
During her first police interview, Allitt was evasive, denying any involvement in the collapses, trying to confuse police medical jargon.
‘She tried to bamboozle us,’ Michelle says. ‘We were trying our best to talk about the insulin and the affects it had on the body, but we weren’t medically trained, and I think she could easily pick up on this.’
During her first interview, the serial killer tried to ‘bamboozle’ police with medical jargon, officers have revealed
Jones also reveals how Allitt tried to lie her way out of the situation.
‘She tried to push the blame towards other people who were present,’ he says. Allitt was then released on Police bail.
Allitt’s lack of remorse for her crimes hadn’t changed by the time of her trial in 1993.
As Michelle Billingsley reveals: ‘She was kept in custody at Grantham police station and taken to court the next morning.
‘I was on duty the next morning and went down to the cell, because I was going to accompany her to court,’ she says.
‘I was shocked that someone could do all these things and not feel any remorse whatsoever. But not only was there no remorse, it was the smile, the shrugging of the shoulders.
‘She was leaning forward looking out the van at the people that had gathered round the court as if she was looking forward to appearing there.’
British Police: Our Toughest Cases (airs 10pm Saturday 9th November on Quest Red).