New Aldi hides doctors’ surgery where UK’s worst serial killer Harold Shipman worked

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A NEW Aldi store hides a chilling history after being built on the site of a GP surgery where Britain's worst serial killer once practised.

Harold Shipman worked at the Abraham Ormerod Medical Centre in Todmorden, West Yorks, for around 18 months during the mid 1970s.

Harold Shipman is thought to have killed hundreds over a 27-year medical career

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Harold Shipman is thought to have killed hundreds over a 27-year medical careerCredit: Getty Images - Getty

The new Aldi in Todmorden is on the site of a surgery where Shipman worked

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The new Aldi in Todmorden is on the site of a surgery where Shipman workedCredit: Google Earth

The deadly doc was convicted of 15 murders in 2000, however it is feared the true number of victims could run into the hundreds.

He was the only doctor in the history of British medicine to be found guilty of murdering his patients.

All died from lethal injections of diamorphine between 1995 and 1998 and he took his own life in prison in 2004.

It is believed Shipman began murdering patients as a junior doctor at Pontefract General Infirmary between 1971 and 1974.

In March 1974, Shipman joined the Abraham Ormerod Medical Centre as a full-time GP, reports Yorkshire Live.

And according to those who remember him, Shipman was at one time well-liked in the town.

He worked at the Abraham Ormerod Medical Centre for 18 months in the mid 70s

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He worked at the Abraham Ormerod Medical Centre for 18 months in the mid 70sCredit: Rex Features

Just some of the serial killer's many elderly victims

Just some of the serial killer's many elderly victims

However, the first Shipman Report - published in 2002 - concluded he had killed 70-year-old Eva Lyons at her Todmorden home in March 1975.

She was suffering from terminal cancer when Shipman paid a visit to her home and gave her an intravenous injection into the back of her hand.

John, 69, was a patient at the GP surgery when Shipman was a doctor there.

He told Yorkshire Live: "There's a dry sense of humour in Todmorden and they take the p*** out of him."

He added older people in the town had referred to the surgery - as "Shipman's place."

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The site of the clinic remained unused for more than a decade before it was eventually levelled in 2016.

Some locals have said they are glad the land has finally been returned to good use.

Ami, who runs a shop opposite the new Aldi, said: "The old building was just an eyesore. It's brought life back to the centre of Todmorden."

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