Hear Celebrity Radio’s moving and emotional Crossbow Cannibal Bradford Murders BBC Interview….
A heartbreaking interview with the brother of Susan Rushworth murdered by Stephen Griffith, ‘The Crossbow Cannibal’ in Bradford in 2009. Susan’s remains have never been found.
Stephen is currently on hunger strike in a Wakefield prison.
Paul Thompson came into Belfield’s studio unannounced and for 15 told his devastating story;
The Bradford murders were three serial killings of female sex workers in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire 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.
Stephen Shaun Griffiths, 40, was arrested on 24 May and subsequently charged with killing the three women.
Parts of Blamires’s body were found in the River Aire in Shipley, near Bradford, on 25 May. Other human tissue found in the same river was later established to belong to Armitage.
No remains of Rushworth have been found.
Stephen Shaun Griffiths, born on 24 December 1969 in Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire, was arrested and in May 2010 he appeared in the magistrates’ court giving his name as “The Crossbow Cannibal”.
At a crown court appearance that afternoon he was remanded in custody until his next court appearance. He made a second appearance at crown court on 7 June via a video link from Wakefield Prison where a trial date of 16 November 2010 was set.
On 21 December 2010, Griffiths was convicted of all three murders after pleading guilty. He was sentenced to a whole life tariff.
While in prison, Griffiths has attempted suicide on several occasions.
He has also been on a 2 month hunger strike, during which time he avoided contact with other people.
Recorded 5th Jan 2011 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.