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FEARLESS Freddie Mills was Britain’s first sporting superstar.
But was he also the serial killer nicknamed Jack the Stripper, responsible for the Hammersmith Nude Murders?
A world-champion boxer, after Mills hung up his gloves he became an actor, presented the pop programme Six-Five Special and opened Britain’s first Chinese restaurant.
But that’s when things started to turn sour and he was plagued by scandal and money troubles when he was found dead in his car on the morning of July 25, 1965 aged just 46.
He’d apparently shot himself, but rumours persist Freddie was bumped off by the Krays or the Triads.
It’s an incredible story, one which Chris Evans, Labour MP for Islwyn in his native South Wales, tells in his new book.
“This story has everything — there’s the Krays, the Hammersmith Nude Murders, it’s the Swinging 60s, nightclubs, glamour,