Hardy had a
pretty normal childhood. He did well in school and
trained as an engineer at college. He got married and had
Hardy arrested for trying to drown his wife, but charges
His wife divorced him, claiming domestic violence as
after his divorce living in various hostels around
London, he also spent time in various mental hospitals,
diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
released from a psychiatric hospital after doctors
thought he would be no danger to the public
Hardy was arrested after a local prostitute accused him
of rape. The charges were dropped due to lack of
A neighbour in the same block of flat as Hardy called police
after Hardy had vandalised their front door. Police arrived
and after knocking at Hardy's door they became suspicious
In a locked room was the naked body of Miss Sally White,
aged 38. Forensic pathologist, Dr, Freddy Patel claimed
Miss white had died of a heart attack - natural causes.
(He was later
struck off for this and several other serious errors.)
Hardy served a
short time in prison for the vandalism.
2002, Parts of the dismembered remains of Miss Bridgette
MacClennan, 34, and Miss Elizabeth Valad, 29, who both lived
in London, were found in bin bags by a homeless man
rummaging in bins.
investigation led them to Hardy who had gone on the run,
they arrested him a week later.
questioning hardy refused to cooperate and answered 'No
Comment' to all questions.
eventually charged him with all 3 murders.
November 2003, Hardy, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey
to murdering Sally White, Elizabeth Valad and Bridgette
MacClennan. Hardy was jailed for life for killing the 3
In sentencing him, judge Mr Justice Keith said: "Only you
know for sure how your victims met their deaths but the
unspeakable indignities to which you subjected the bodies of
your last two victims in order to satisfy your depraved and
perverted needs are in no doubt."
The Metropolitan Police revealed that Hardy had been
investigated for three rapes, but there was insufficient
evidence to bring a case against him.
They also looked
at 6 other murders in the area that carried similar MO
(Modus Operndi) to Hardy, but these was again, not enough
evidence to link him to the crime.
May 2010, a High Court judge decided that Hardy
should never be released from prison, placing him on the
Home Office list of 'Whole Life' tariff prisoners, see list