Double murderer’s chilling confession that he ‘dumped victim’s body in river’

This is the chilling moment a double murderer confessed to dumping one of his victims' bodies in a river.

Gary Allen, who had previously been acquitted of sex worker Samantha Class's murder, told undercover officers he strangled to death in Hull in 1997.

The recording, which has been released by police, became a pivotal piece of evidence in Allen's retrial at Sheffield Crown Court.

After the nine-week trial, he was found guilty today, Thursday, of the murders of both Samantha and Alena Grlakova in 2018.

Samantha's body was found on the banks of the River Humber on October 26, 1997 – just a day after she was killed.

During the initial inquiry, police quizzed more than 6,800 people about the crime, HullLive reports.

The DNA of 2,000 men was also taken and analysed.

Allen was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in 1998 – after Humberside Police had spent months to try and identify Samantha's killer.

He was originally tried for Samantha's murder in 2000 but was acquitted.

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When Allen returned to Humberside in 2010, police launched an undercover operation – Operation Misty – to try and find Samantha's killer.

It was during this he made the chilling confession, which overturned the acquittal.

In the audio recording taken by an undercover officer, Allen can be heard saying: "I'll tell you the truth, but you're probably not going to want to know me afterwards, but if you want to know I'll tell you.

"The truth of the matter is that I had sex with this prostitute one night and the condom split and she said, 'I want your name and I want your address, your money and everything else, I'm going to tell the police you raped me.'

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"So I strangled her, and I dumped her in the Humber.

"I'm serious. Anyway, the police had DNA and that but I wasn't on the database, because I was never in any trouble.

"Anyway, I got done for drink driving and they arrested me and I went to court and I said, 'Listen, I had sex with her but that was it she went on her way and I went on my way.'

"I'm serious, I went to Sheffield Crown Court. I got found not guilty and I had a mate living in Plymouth and the police were that desperate to get evidence because they had nothing on me."

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In the confession tape, Allen could later be heard mentioning Samantha by name and saying: "With that Samantha Class, the condom split and she said, 'If you don't start giving me money, I'm going to tell the police you raped me,' and I killed her and dumped her. But that was just who I was then."

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Christine Calvert, said today, “We are very pleased that the court has found Allen guilty today of the heinous crime of the murder of Samantha Class.

"I first want to pay my respects to the family and friends of Samantha.

"Samantha left behind young children when she had her life snatched from her and we should remember that they have grown up without their mother and have waited a long time to see justice done.

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"I hope that this result can now begin the healing process properly and brings them some comfort."

He added: "This case has been unlike any other in Humberside, in that it is our first ever double jeopardy case, but in that it is also one of the UK’s first where an undercover operation has provided the pivotal evidence to the case being reopened and retried.

"It is clear how dangerous Gary Allen is, particularly to women, which is why he is now exactly where he belongs – in prison."

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