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Alun Kyte was born on 7 July, 1964 in Tittensor, Stoke on Trent, England, is a killer. Discover Alun Kyte's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 59 years old?

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Occupation Lorry driver
Age 60 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 7 July, 1964
Birthday 7 July
Birthplace Tittensor, Stoke on Trent, England

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A link between Kyte and these murders could not be proven at the time because there was no DNA evidence in these cases. However, Enigma detectives believed that Kyte was responsible for other murders. Leicestershire Police assistant chief constable David Colman stated: "I do not believe that we have uncovered the full extent of his criminality and, in particular, there is every reason to believe he may have been responsible for other serious attacks on women". Operation Enigma concluded that there were notable similarities between the murders of Whitehouse, Trenholme, Pearman, Clarke and Shields. Some of the suggested links between Kyte and these murders were later disproven: In 2017, Norfolk Police revealed they had DNA evidence in the Natalie Pearman case, and in 2019 another man was convicted of Wylde's murder. Kyte was originally also linked to the murder of Celine Figard in 1995, but another man was later convicted of the killing. Investigators already have fingerprint evidence in the Trenholme case.


The murder of Dawn Shields was covered in a 2013 documentary as part of the Killers Behind Bars: The Untold Story series. The presenter David Wilson spoke to detectives who were on the Shields case and they visited the site where she was found.

In 2013 it was announced that Kyte had failed in an appeal against the length of his 25-year minimum sentence. Kyte had argued that the sentence was "too long". It was revealed that Kyte had accepted his culpability in relation to Turner's murder but continued to deny any involvement in the murder of Paull. The judge said that he had not made enough progress in prison to qualify for a reduction in his sentence. Because his appeal was rejected, Kyte will remain in prison until at least 2025.


Kyte had an appeal against his conviction rejected in February 2001.


Operation Enigma had investigated Kyte's potential links to some of the other 200+ cold cases it was re-investigating. Because Kyte lived an itinerant lifestyle and drove across the country, it was believed he could be responsible for other unsolved murders across Britain. In prison Kyte allegedly boasted of killing 12 women in total, which the detective in charge of investigations into his two known murders said "could be true". He is said to have stated to inmates that "you don't pay for that kind of women". There were reports in the media that detectives feared Kyte could have more victims than Peter Sutcliffe. After his conviction in 2000, Leicestershire Police took the unusual step of issuing every police force in Britain with his details and a tape recording of his voice. Detectives in particular noted that Kyte was not known to have committed any attacks between 1994 and 1997, and stated that they suspected that there could have been other unknown victims between these dates. There were several murders that took place when Kyte was known to have been in the vicinity, and it was revealed after Kyte's 2000 conviction that detectives were already planning to speak to Kyte about such murders. Many were committed near motorways or the victim's bodies were found near motorways, similarly to Paull and Turner. The murders investigators announced as possible Kyte victims were:


In December 1997, Kyte committed a violent attack and rape of a woman at knife-point in Weston-super-Mare. She had been staying in the same hostel as Kyte and was attacked by him there one night. She managed to escape and report the incident to the police. Police turned up at the hostel and arrested Kyte. Kyte was found guilty of the attack at trial and sentenced to 8 years imprisonment.

When Kyte was arrested in December 1997 for the attack on the woman in Weston-super-Mare, his DNA was taken as part of standard procedure when arresting individuals suspected of a crime. This DNA profile was uploaded onto the national DNA database in March 1998, which revealed a match to a sample taken from the scene of Tracey Turner's murder in 1994. Both Turner's and Paull's murder investigations were then re-opened by Enigma investigators. Kyte was interviewed by these detectives, who decided not to disclose that they had found a DNA link in order to see what his defence would be. He subsequently denied ever using prostitutes. He denied ever having pretended to be a newspaper reporter at Hilton Park Services, but CCTV had captured him doing it. He then revealed that he owned a brown Ford Sierra car, the same type as had been seen by the witness transporting a dead body near to where Samo Paull was found dead. Soon after Kyte was charged with the murders of both Turner and Paull.

At trial, forensic experts said the chances of the DNA found on Turner belonging to anyone else was 33 million to one. Kyte's fellow prison inmates testified that he had boasted of the murders while imprisoned for his 1997 attack. They stated that he had told them that he had killed Turner because she laughed at him during sex, which infuriated him. The prosecution said that the two murders were linked by "type, origin and disposal". Kyte put in a last-minute defence that the reason his semen was found on Turner was because he regularly used prostitutes and had consensual sex with her, saying: "You meet people and have sex with them or a one-night stand and you don't remember it". He was found guilty of both murders by unanimous decision. He was given a minimum 25-year tariff.


At the time, police in Britain were often ineffective at solving the murders of prostitutes. The victims received markedly less sympathy from detectives, their murders were rarely featured prominently in the media, and sex workers were often blamed for making themselves vulnerable. In the six months after Paull's death, four other sex workers, including Tracey Turner, were murdered across Britain, and Leicestershire Police detectives asked for a cross-force investigation. Many of Kyte's crimes were committed across force boundaries, and there was often difficulties in running investigations into such crimes and in sharing resources between forces. The increasing number of unexplained prostitute deaths in the 90s eventually led to the creation in 1996 of Operation Enigma, which was intended to review the unsolved murders of up to 207 women dating back to 1986 which were committed against sex workers or women who "could have been mistaken for sex workers". The operation was run by the National Crime Faculty in Hampshire, and made use of tracking and data analysis techniques from Canada as well as new forensic techniques which detectives hoped would upgrade crime scene samples. Enigma was one of the first steps towards a database for violent crime analysis, and many of its features influence present-day police investigations.


On 2 March 1994, Central Television broadcast a reconstruction of Paull's murder. Kyte saw the broadcast and it fuelled his desire to attack another victim. Shortly after the broadcast he abducted 30-year-old Tracey Turner from Hilton Park Services on the M6 Motorway. Turner regularly worked out of motorway service stations across the country. She was virtually deaf. She was found dead the next day at Bitteswell, near Lutterworth, 52 miles from where she was last seen. Similarly to Paull she had been dumped near the M1 motorway, this time near to junction 19. She had been raped, stripped and strangled. She was dumped by the side of the road and was found only six miles from where Paull had been found dead. Police concluded that she had been transported to the location by car and dumped by the side of the road by the killer. At first, no connection was made to the murder of Samo Paull only three months earlier.

It is known that Kyte also attacked a second sex worker in 1994. That March he picked up a sex worker again from the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham and drove to a dark area before pulling out a Stanley knife and holding it to her neck. He ordered her to give him her belongings and take her clothes off, but after she begged for her life and told him that she was three months pregnant Kyte told her to get out and threw her clothes after her. The victim reported the attack to the police but he was not apprehended.


In December 1993, Kyte picked up 20-year-old sex worker Samo Paull from Birmingham's Balsall Heath red light district. She was a single parent. She was reported missing on 4 December and was missing for more than three weeks before her partially-clothed body was spotted by a horse rider on 31 December. It was lying in a water-filled ditch by a lay-by outside Swinford, Leicestershire. This was 38 miles from where she was last seen in Birmingham. The site was near to junction 20 of the M1 motorway. Because of the remoteness of the location, there was no CCTV evidence nor any people living nearby who could provide information. All of Paull's possessions had been stolen. Detectives originally focused their enquiries on Paull's boyfriend.


Detectives concluded that many murders of sex workers in the 1990s appeared to have been committed by the same person and investigated the theory that a serial killer or serial killers could be at large. 14 murders were in particular said to have similarities and Enigma concluded that up to four serial killers could be at large. Many of the unsolved murders Enigma investigated were clustered in the Midlands and in Merseyside. Information was shared between police forces around Britain. Detectives concluded that the similar murders of Paull and Turner were likely linked.


Operation Enigma, which reviewed the unsolved murders of more than 200 sex workers and vulnerable women across Britain since 1986, continues to influence police investigations today and was described as the first step towards the creation of a violent crime database in Britain.


Alun Kyte (born 7 July 1964), known as the Midlands Ripper, is an English double murderer and suspected serial killer. He was convicted in 2000 of the murders of two sex workers, 20-year-old Samo Paull and 30-year-old Tracey Turner, whom he killed in December 1993 and March 1994 respectively. After his conviction, investigators announced their suspicions that Kyte could have been behind a number of other unsolved murders of sex workers across Britain in the 1980s and 1990s. He was apprehended due to the ground-breaking investigations of a wider police enquiry named Operation Enigma, which was launched in 1996 in response to the murders of Paull, Turner and of a large number of other sex workers. Kyte was sentenced to a minimum of 25 years imprisonment for the murders of Paull and Turner.

Kyte was born in Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent in 1964. He grew up in Stafford. Kyte was said to be a sickly youngster who suffered from severe asthma, and his family doted on him constantly. After leaving school he worked in a series of odd jobs and eventually became a lorry driver. He was described as a loner and was said to have a violent hatred of women and an unusual interest in prostitutes. He was rarely seen with women and often lived in hostels or bed and breakfasts. He would regularly travel hundreds of miles across Britain, telling acquaintances he was looking for work. He was known at several hospitals and surgeries as he'd seek medication for a number of complaints as he travelled around the country.