Tragedy as Stephanie Slater - the estate agent kidnapped by a convicted killer Michael Sams - dies



A former Birmingham estate agent who was kidnapped by a convicted killer - sparking one of the biggest manhunts in British criminal history - has died.
Stephanie Slater was held hostage by murderer Michael Sams, who snatched her when she turned up to show him round an empty house in Great Barr in January 1992.
She was released after an horrific eight-day ordeal when a £175,000 ransom was handed over by her boss at the Shipways estate agency.
Sams had kidnapped and murdered teenage prostitute Julie Dart in Leeds in a botched ransom demand the year before he struck in Birmingham.
He was later... read more

 
1 September 2017 in Regional West, Views: 49
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