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Russia’s worst-ever serial killer wishes he had been executed

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Russia‘s worst-ever serial killer, who has confessed to killing 83 women and has been branded The Werewolf, has said he wishes he had been executed.

Former policeman Mikhail Popkov, 56, is currently serving a life sentence at a penal colony in Mordovia after being convicted of killing 81 women – many of whom he also raped.

The serial killer, who only recently admitted to another two murders in the 1990s, has now expressed ‘regret’ for the first time over his reign of terror.

But police believe his final toll will be higher still with a senior investigator working on the case predicting more than 100 and possibly ‘closer to 200’.  

Speaking about his life in the Russian penal system, the father-of-one said: ‘There were moments when I thought the death penalty was better.’

‘I have a lot to regret. For example, that none of this had happened, that I had not done -these things],’ he told local news site Vesti Irkutsk

‘It is a natural desire of any person – to regret. I have had a lot of time to think.’

Popkov remains evasive about the number of women he killed.

‘I did not count the number of my victims,’ he said.     

Former policeman Mikhail Popkov, 56, (pictured) is currently serving a life sentence at a penal colony in Mordovia after being convicted of killing 81 women - many of whom he also raped

Former policeman Mikhail Popkov, 56, (pictured) is currently serving a life sentence at a penal colony in Mordovia after being convicted of killing 81 women - many of whom he also raped

Former policeman Mikhail Popkov, 56, (pictured) is currently serving a life sentence at a penal colony in Mordovia after being convicted of killing 81 women – many of whom he also raped

The serial killer, who only recently admitted to another two murders in the 1990s, has now expressed 'regret' for the first time over his reign of terror. Pictured: The skeleton of one of his female victims

The serial killer, who only recently admitted to another two murders in the 1990s, has now expressed 'regret' for the first time over his reign of terror. Pictured: The skeleton of one of his female victims

The serial killer, who only recently admitted to another two murders in the 1990s, has now expressed ‘regret’ for the first time over his reign of terror. Pictured: The skeleton of one of his female victims

Popkov routinely used his police car to offer lifts to lone women as they walked home after a night out in his home city Angarsk.

‘I cannot tell you the details of the episodes but everything was the same – in the city, late in the evening, at night, being drunk.

‘I stopped then I felt fear that I would be caught.’

A law enforcement video shows Popkov at a murder scene as he explained how he killed one of the two victims he recently admitted.

He confessed to forcing her to have sex and told a detective: ‘We quarrelled and I murdered her.

‘I hit her on the top of her head… She fell down and did not show any signs of life.’

There is concern that Popkov is rationing his confessions in order to be regularly moved back to the Siberian crime scenes from his hard labour penal colony called Torbeyevsky Tsentral in Mordovia (pictured)

There is concern that Popkov is rationing his confessions in order to be regularly moved back to the Siberian crime scenes from his hard labour penal colony called Torbeyevsky Tsentral in Mordovia (pictured)

There is concern that Popkov is rationing his confessions in order to be regularly moved back to the Siberian crime scenes from his hard labour penal colony called Torbeyevsky Tsentral in Mordovia (pictured)

He said: 'I had been working in Torbeyevsky Tsentral for 10 months and just wanted a vacation, so I wrote a confession'. Pictured: Interior of the penal colony

He said: 'I had been working in Torbeyevsky Tsentral for 10 months and just wanted a vacation, so I wrote a confession'. Pictured: Interior of the penal colony

He said: ‘I had been working in Torbeyevsky Tsentral for 10 months and just wanted a vacation, so I wrote a confession’. Pictured: Interior of the penal colony 

Lt-Col Evgeny Karchevsky, lead investigator on the mass murder case, previously said: ‘I am more than sure that Popkov committed 100-plus crimes, if not closer to 200,.

‘It was impossible for him to stop halfway.’

There is concern that Popkov is rationing his confessions in order to be regularly moved back to the Siberian crime scenes from his hard labour penal colony called Torbeyevsky Tsentral in Mordovia.

He said: ‘I had been working in Torbeyevsky Tsentral for 10 months and just wanted a vacation, so I wrote a confession.

‘I knew that I would be brought to Irkutsk.’

Popkov is currently being put to work sewing uniforms and making face masks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

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Fears grow for missing boy, 3, who vanished outside his house wearing white ‘Spiderman’ pyjamas

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A frantic search is underway after a three-year-old boy vanished from outside of his house on Saturday morning. 

Police are searching in the area around Karli Rise, Yallingup, in Western Australia after the boy was last seen about 7:30am on Saturday. 

The boy is described as fair skinned with blonde hair and blue eyes and he is wearing white ‘Spiderman’ pyjamas.

Police are searching in the area around Karli Rise, Yallingup, in Western Australia after the boy (pictured) was last seen about 7:30am on Saturday

Police are searching in the area around Karli Rise, Yallingup, in Western Australia after the boy (pictured) was last seen about 7:30am on Saturday

Police are searching in the area around Karli Rise, Yallingup, in Western Australia after the boy (pictured) was last seen about 7:30am on Saturday 

Anyone who sees the boy is asked to remain with him and call police immediately on 000.  

The boy is described as fair skinned with blonde hair and blue eyes and he is wearing white 'Spiderman' pyjamas

The boy is described as fair skinned with blonde hair and blue eyes and he is wearing white 'Spiderman' pyjamas

The boy is described as fair skinned with blonde hair and blue eyes and he is wearing white ‘Spiderman’ pyjamas 

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New South Wales has reported three new COVID-19 cases overnight.

Two cases are from returned travellers currently staying in hotel quarantine.

The other case is a staff member who worked while potentially infectious at Concord Hospital, in Sydney’s inner west. 

NSW Health said it was investigating how the staff member became infected.

‘The case cared for patients with COVID-19 and further investigation is underway to identify how the infection was acquired. 

‘Contact tracing is underway.’

New South Wales has reported three new COVID-19 cases overnight (pictured, two women wear face masks in Circular Quay)

New South Wales has reported three new COVID-19 cases overnight (pictured, two women wear face masks in Circular Quay)

New South Wales has reported three new COVID-19 cases overnight (pictured, two women wear face masks in Circular Quay)

The other case is a staff member at Concord Hospital, in Sydney's inner west

The other case is a staff member at Concord Hospital, in Sydney's inner west

The other case is a staff member at Concord Hospital, in Sydney’s inner west

Four people are currently being treated in intensive care units with two connected to respirators.   

NSW had six new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, with just one acquired locally and linked to a known cluster.

Five of the cases were returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.

The locally acquired case is a household contact of another one who attended Liverpool Hospital and was in isolation while infectious.

There are now 21 cases linked to the Liverpool Hospital dialysis cluster. 

As the state continues to record low numbers of COVID-19 cases, premier Gladys Berejiklian has made plans to welcome an extra 500 weekly returned travellers.  

The increase will start from September 27, and takes the state’s intake to about 3,000 a week.

It followed Ms Berejiklian’s declaration she’d be happy to accept the extra travellers if Queensland and Western Australia doubled their intake.

Those states will scale up capacity by 500 returnees per week more slowly than NSW.

Ms Berejiklian has for months been urging the other states to lift their game and share the load.  

NSW had six new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, with just one acquired locally and linked to a known cluster (pictured, nurses at a COVID-19 pop-up clinic at Rushcutters Bay)

NSW had six new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, with just one acquired locally and linked to a known cluster (pictured, nurses at a COVID-19 pop-up clinic at Rushcutters Bay)

NSW had six new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, with just one acquired locally and linked to a known cluster (pictured, nurses at a COVID-19 pop-up clinic at Rushcutters Bay)

NSW Health said it was investigating how the staff member at Concord Hospital became infected

NSW Health said it was investigating how the staff member at Concord Hospital became infected

NSW Health said it was investigating how the staff member at Concord Hospital became infected

The state premier continues to be at loggerheads with Queensland counterpart Annastacia Palaszczuk over the NSW and QLD border issue.

Queensland announced on Friday ACT residents will be able to fly into the Sunshine State from September 25, but those in NSW cannot as it’s still considered a hotspot.

Ms Berejiklian said all border talks with Ms Palaszczuk had ceased again, but Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles denied any communication breakdown.

He said Queensland’s chief health officer speaks with her NSW counterpart almost every day and he speaks with his counterpart most days too.

It came as NSW agreed to accept an additional 500 returned travellers each week into its hotel quarantine system. 

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Man who lost his penis to a flesh-eating bacteria sues hospital

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A man is suing a hospital after his penis was amputated when he developed flesh-eating bacteria. 

The 70-year-old from Shepparton, in Victoria, alleges that Goulburn Valley Health failed to treat him ‘adequately’ when he complained to the hospital of his illness, according to The Goulburn Valley News

In a Supreme Court writ filed on Monday, Wayne Grundy claims he caught the bacterial infection and ‘necrotising fasciitis’ during a week-long stay at the facility in April and May 2018. 

The 70-year-old from Shepparton alleges that Goulburn Valley Health failed to treat him 'adequately' when he complained to the hospital of his illness (stock image)

The 70-year-old from Shepparton alleges that Goulburn Valley Health failed to treat him 'adequately' when he complained to the hospital of his illness (stock image)

The 70-year-old from Shepparton alleges that Goulburn Valley Health failed to treat him ‘adequately’ when he complained to the hospital of his illness (stock image) 

He alleges that staff at the hospital ‘failed to adequately or properly assess the penis adequately or at all’ and did not administer antibiotics for the first one-and-a-half days of treatment. 

Among the other claims is that he was not transferred to Royal Melbourne Hospital for specialist treatment when the infection was diagnosed. 

The writ claims Mr Grundy suffers ‘psychological upset together with depression and anxiety’ and ‘will continue to suffer loss and damage’. 

He claims he has also developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the alleged botched treatment. 

Carmelo Barbante from Barbarte Personal Injury Lawyers told the publication that these types of cases were rare but the allegations of negligence were serious. 

His client is seeking medical costs, damages, and interest. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Goulburn Valley Health for comment.  

He alleges that staff at the hospital (pictured) 'failed to adequately or properly assess the penis adequately or at all' and did not administer antibiotics for the first one-and-a-half days of treatment

He alleges that staff at the hospital (pictured) 'failed to adequately or properly assess the penis adequately or at all' and did not administer antibiotics for the first one-and-a-half days of treatment

He alleges that staff at the hospital (pictured) ‘failed to adequately or properly assess the penis adequately or at all’ and did not administer antibiotics for the first one-and-a-half days of treatment 

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