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Mass killer's home sold at auction


Mass killer Derrick Bird

Mass killer Derrick Bird

Derrick Bird's house on Rowrah Road in Rowrah, near Whitehaven, sold at auction for £35,000

Derrick Bird's house on Rowrah Road in Rowrah, near Whitehaven, sold at auction for £35,000


Mass killer Derrick Bird

The home of mass killer Derrick Bird has been sold at auction for £35,000.

Five bidders were involved in the auction of the mid-terrace property in the village of Rowrah, Cumbria.

Similar houses in the village are on sale at around £70,000, but Bird's household was advertised at a guide price of between £35,000 and £45,000.

Described in the auction catalogue as being in a "sought after location", there was no mention of its infamous previous owner.

A spokesman for property auctioneers Auction House Cumbria, which held the sale at Carlisle Racecourse, said it was understood all the bidders were aware of the history of the property's owner.

The identity of the winning bidder was not disclosed publicly at the event.

The taxi driver went on a shooting rampage on June 2 in which he killed 12 people before turning his gun on himself.

His relatives opted for swift disposal of the house at auction.

The house, 26 Rowrah Road, appeared as Lot 39 and was placed in the category of "residential for improvement".

Its catalogue description read: "A two-bed mid-terrace property situated in a good location briefly comprising lounge, dining, kitchen and a three piece bathroom. The property also benefits from part double glazing and a yard to the rear. In need of modernisation throughout."

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