Steven Grieveson

Sunderland Strangler

  Active for 2 years
(1993-1994) in United Kingdom




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  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  13. 10 Books About Steven Grieveson
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Steven Grieveson (Steven John Grieveson) a British serial killer known as the Sunderland Strangler. Grieveson murdered four boys between 1990 and 1994 in Sunderland, England. He would strangle and set fire to the bodies of his victims in an attempt to conceal evidence. It is believed that he killed to hide his homosexuality. He eventually confessed to al four murders and was sentenced to life imprisonment, three murder convictions in 1996 and one in 2013. In 2014, Grieveson was arrested on suspicion of the 1992 murder of a seven-year-old girl named Nikki Allan, who had been found stabbed to death in 1992, no official charges have been filed.

Steven Grieveson Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Steven Grieveson (aka) Sunderland Strangler, was active for 2 years between 1993-1994, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Steven Grieveson was born on December 14th 1970 in Sunderland, city in Tyne and Wear, North East England.

Steven Grieveson a homosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom.

In 1993 (Age 22/23) Steven Grieveson started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, mutilate, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on March 11th 1994 (Age 23), convicted on February 28th 1996 (Age 25), sentenced to life imprisonment at HM Prison Full Sutton in the village of Full Sutton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 44%
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Steven Grieveson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

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Steven Grieveson
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Updated: 2019-02-16 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Steven Grieveson
Nickname: Sunderland Strangler
Victims: 4 - 5
Years Active: 1993 - 1994
Ages Active: 22/23 - 23/24
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1970 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: homosexual
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 14, 1970
Given Name: Steven
Birth Location: Sunderland, city in Tyne and Wear, North East England
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Mar 11, 1994 (Age 23)
Convicted: Feb 28, 1996 (Age 25)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: HM Prison Full Sutton in the village of Full Sutton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Steven Grieveson

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Steven Grieveson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 14 1970Steven Grieveson was born in Sunderland, city in Tyne and Wear, North East England.  #19701214
Dec 14 1990
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 22/23)
Steven Grieveson started his serial killing spree. #1993
(Age 23/24)
Steven Grieveson ended his serial killing spree. #1994
Mar 11 1994
(Age 23)
Steven Grieveson arrested. #19940311
Feb 28 1996
(Age 25)
Steven Grieveson was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at HM Prison Full Sutton in the village of Full Sutton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.  #19960228
Dec 14 2000
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Dec 14 2010
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Dec 14 2020
(Age 50)
50th Birthday

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Boolean Questions:
strangle TRUE 443
mutilated TRUE 447
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442

Books that Mention Steven Grieveson

Book: A Heart at Fire's Center (mentions serial killer Steven Grieveson)
Steven C. Smith
A Heart at Fire's Center
Book: Screening the Male (mentions serial killer Steven Grieveson)
Steve Cohan
Screening the Male
Book: The London Underground Serial Kille... (mentions serial killer Steven Grieveson)
Geoff Platt
The London Underground Serial Killer
Book: Jejak pembunuh berantai (mentions serial killer Steven Grieveson)
Hermawan Aksan
Jejak pembunuh berantai
Book: New Directions in Criminological Th... (mentions serial killer Steven Grieveson)
Steve Hall
New Directions in Criminological Theory
Book: Shadow of the Ripper (mentions serial killer Steven Grieveson)
Patrick Lavelle
Shadow of the Ripper
Book: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Steven Grieveson)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's
Book: Hong Kong Connections (mentions serial killer Steven Grieveson)
Meaghan Morris
Hong Kong Connections

10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Steven Grieveson

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0520927230 A Heart at Fire's Center 1
1134900090 Screening the Male 1
1473827329 The London Underground Se... 2
6028357049 Jejak pembunuh berantai 8
1843929147 New Directions in Crimino... 1
190403442x Shadow of the Ripper 1
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
1932643192 Hong Kong Connections 1
1909976377 The Road to Murder 2
1546637591 True Crime: British Monst... 1

Steven John Grieveson (born 14 December 1970) is a British serial killer known as the Sunderland Strangler, who murdered four teenage boys in a series of killings committed between 1990 and 1994 in Sunderland, England. Convicted of three counts of murder at Leeds Crown Court, Grieveson was sentenced to life imprisonment on 28 February 1996, with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 35 years before the Home Secretary considers his eligibility for release.

External References
  1. Q1861501 on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
  2. Steven Grieveson on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Steven John GRIEVESON on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
  4. Sean Seddon, A look back at the brutal killing spree of The Sunderland Strangler on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
  5. Sunderland serial killer was gang raped while working as a rent-boy, court told on, Retrieved on Feb 16, 2019.
Internal References

Steven Grieveson is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #24 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #26 of 45[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  3. #32 of 62[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  4. #180 of 250[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #217 of 651[ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #450 of 651[ Page 30 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #462 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #469 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Steven Grieveson is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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