Driffield Author Mike Gray has just published his fifth book ‘101 Interesting Facts on Britain’s True Life Crimes’ and it features a notorious Hull arsonist and Hull prison.
Mike, who lived in Driffield for many years, describes Peter Dinsdale’s horrific crimes of arson in Selby Street, Hull, which caused the deaths of many adults and small children. He was jailed for life in 1981 and became Hull’s biggest serial killer.
Also featured in the book is the 1976 HMP Hull prison riot, which lasted three days, with over 100 prisoners involved in the rioting, it ended on 3rd September 1976, with over two thirds of the prison buildings destroyed. The prison closed for one year while an estimated £4 million repair was carried out.