Birmingham killer John Cannon’s horrific crime wave and links to Susie Lamplog

Suzie Lampleg’s family suffered decades of grief and a painful lack of answers after her disappearance in 1986. Now Birmingham’s twisted killer John Cannon, about whom police believe the 25-year-old was murdered, is reportedly on his deathbed and police have demanded that the family do something about it.

The 68-year-old, originally from Sutton Coldfield, was taken to hospital last month from his top security prison cell and is thought to have only “days” left to live. the sun He was serving a three-year sentence in HMP Phil Sutton, East Yorkshire, a high-security prison for the 1987 murder of Shirley Banks in Bristol and the kidnapping and rape of a woman in Reading last year.

However, he has always denied involvement in the unsolved murder of Susie Lamplog. Susie’s brother Richard says he is anxious for an answer and told her Mirror“I would like Canon to tell us, if he knows, what happened to Soz.”

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“After all these years, I would like him to finally tell us what happened. It means a lot to the family.”

Susie returned to the headlines with the tragic disappearance of Lamplug. Here’s a look at how John Cannon’s horrific crime wave unfolded and why he was linked to Lamplug.

Where did Canaan grow up?

John Cannon was once a schoolboy in Sutton Coldfield with a bright future. He was brought up in a respectable middle class family which sent him to a private school for a good start in life.

However, his dark side soon came to light in his teens when he was only 14 years old. In 1968, a young man first attacked a woman in a telephone box in Erdington.

The young offender was placed on probation but later joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 17 before leaving and becoming a car salesman.

Why was he in jail?

Shirley Banks murdered

Cannon started a wave of horrific crimes in the early 1980’s – culminating in rape, kidnapping and murder. In 1981, he robbed a petrol station and clothing store at Knife Point and brutally raped a store assistant, threatening to stab his child.

A former government school boy has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the horrific attack. After their release from prison, the newlyweds disappeared during an evening shopping trip to Shirley Banks Bristol.

Her naked body was later found in a ditch in 1987 in Quantum Hills, Somerset. Cannon was soon jailed on charges of murdering Shirley Banks and kidnapping and attempting to rape a woman in Reading last year.

He was serving a three-year sentence in HMP Phil Sutton, a high-security prison in East Yorkshire.

What does that have to do with Suzy Lamplog?

Canon was released from Wormwood Scrubs in London in 1986, the day Estate Agent Susie Lamplog went missing. In her work diary, the 27-year-old wrote that she was about to meet a mysterious Mr. Keeper in a house – but she was never seen again.

An artist’s impression of Mr. Keeper bears a striking resemblance to Canon, who has always denied any involvement in his disappearance. In December 2000, Cannon was re-arrested and interrogated for murder, but was not charged.

Suzy Lamplog
Suzy Lamplog

In an unusual move two years later, detectives publicly stated that they believed he had killed Susie and confirmed it in 2006, arguing against a reduction in her tariffs. Gali Page, an ex-girlfriend, told police she once suggested that the body of an estate agent be buried in Norton Barracks, a former military barracks in Worcestershire, as they passed by.

Despite this, Canon later wrote a letter to a local newspaper Sutton News He denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “I can assure you, it is true that I lifted the ice skater glee from Bristol to Birmingham, where our two families live, I never said that. “I raped and killed Miss Lamplog.”

What are his health conditions?

He was taken to hospital last month and is thought to have terminal cancer and could live only a few days. Former Mets Detective Superintendent Jim Dickey called on Canon to reveal the truth in a statement earlier this week.

John Cannon
John Cannon

Mr Dickey told The Sun: “The implication is that his time is limited. He does not have a high standard of living. Whatever information he gives before he leaves this world, there will be no litigation in the future. This is a chance for Canon to cleanse his soul and, above all, to comfort the Lamplog family.

“It’s a chance for him to shut them down and bury Susie with dignity at the time and place of his choice.” He added: “Telling the truth will no longer be Canon’s permission on this earth. But it can clear his conscience and allow him to reconcile with God. Living with is not easy.

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