David Fuller charged with further sexual offences

Electrician charged with 1987 Bedsit Murders changes plea
GUILTY: David Fuller

CONVICTED killer David Fuller has been charged with 16 further sexual offences following an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, police said today (Tuesday).

Now 68, Fuller received two whole life sentences on December 15, 2021, for the murders of Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce in Tunbridge Wells in 1987.

The former electrician also received concurrent sentences totalling 12 years for sexual offences against 78 deceased female victims, committed in the mortuaries at Tunbridge Wells Hospital and at the former Kent and Sussex Hospital, between 2008 and 2020.

Evidence had related to a total of 101 victims in the mortuaries, and it is the remaining 23 victims which the new charges relate to.

Police said they had been able to formally identify 13 of the 23 victims. All were female, and the offences took place between 2007 and 2020.

The charges issued yesterday (October 4) included 12 charges under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and a further four charges related to extreme pornography in connection with the victims.

Fuller will appear via video link before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (October 6).

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