DENNIS Nilsen was one of Britain’s most notorious mass-murderers.
In public he seemed like any other man going about his daily life, but behind closed doors he was hiding a grisly secret.
Where was Dennis Nilsen’s house?
Dennis Nilsen lived at 195 Melrose Avenue in Cricklewood, in a ground floor flat with access to the land behind.
This is where he admitted to killing twelve young men and boys.
Nilsen hid their bodies under the floorboards of the property.
He later moved to Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill.
Where did Dennis Nilsen work?
As a teenager, he served as a cook in the army and remained in the role for 11 years but would then work in a London job centre, which was his occupation during his killing spree.
At the age of 15, Nilsen decided to join the army. He signed up in Aberdeen, transferred to Aldershot and completed a three-year training period with the army catering corps, including a course in butchery.
Nilsen spent the best part of a decade travelling the world – he went to West Germany with the City of London regiment before serving in Yemen and Cyprus.
He returned to Scotland, in Ballater, to cook for the Queen’s Guard at the Victoria Barracks .
His next job was at the Metropolitan Police in London, but he stayed on for just 11 months.
Following a short spell as a security guard, he became a civil servant working for Manpower Services Commission in several job centres around London.
This is Dennis’ home as it is today with new owners[/caption]
Is Dennis Nilsen’s house still there?
Nilsen’s house of horrors is still there.
Unlike Fred and Rosemary West’s house which was torn down because of their crimes, Dennis’ home has actually been renovated.
Today it looks much the same from the street — but inside it is unrecognisable after being given a stunning Grand Designs-style makeover by its new owners.
The Sun revealed how undaunted first-time buyers Bruno and Mathilde were not put off by its grisly past and have transformed it into their dream home — and now plan to start a family there.
They even grow fruit and vegetables in the garden where Nilsen once burned piles of corpses and raked the bones into the soil.
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New ITV drama Des kicks off TONIGHT (September 14, 2020)
You can catch it from 9pm on ITV.
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