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Artist starts work on photofit of evil duo

posted 1 Jun 2010, 04:09 by David Rintoul   [ updated 1 Jun 2010, 05:18 ]

Nearly 200 years on, they remain the Capital's most grisly serial killers.

Aside from scrawled newspaper sketches and one ageing death mask, few clues exist as to the true appearance of the infamous Burke and Hare.

Now, Scottish artist Graham McKean has started work on creating what he believes will be the most accurate "posthumous photofit" of the deadly duo.

He has been commissioned by a mystery collector to produce the pictures of the West Port murderers, whose reviled acts made them notorious hate figures of the 1820s.