Serial killer transcribes 184 books into braille

Serial killer Dennis Nilsen has transcribed 184 published books into braille while serving a life sentence in prison.

Dennis Andrew Nilsen as he leaves Highgate Court, London. PA photo

Nilsen, from Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, was jailed in 1983 for murdering at least 12 men in London.

He would lure his victims back to one of his two addresses and either drown or strangle them, before bathing and dressing their bodies which he would keep for extended periods of time.

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The killer has been banned from publishing his own autobiography titled The History of a Drowning Boy by the European Court of Human Rights. He said he has spent ten years transcribing the books of others for the blind.

“My own activities have been full and productive as befitting the Buchan work ethic,” he said.

Nilsen became known as the Muswell Hill Murderer as his later murders were committed in that district of North London. He is currently incarcerated at HMP Full Sutton maximum security prison in East Riding of Yorkshire.