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Manhunt The Phantom Cop Killer: Barry Prudom And His Wife Gillian Wilson’s Married Life Lasted For 12 Years

Barry Prudom had one daughter and one son with Gillian Wilson.

Barry Prudom was the most wanted man in Britain for around 18 days after he assassinated two police officers and a local pensioner.

Barry Peter Prudom, an electrician and terminator, was born on October 18, 1944, in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.


  • Barry Prudom was married to Gillian Wilson in October 1965. But their married life ended after 12 years.
  • Barry Prudom dated a girl named Carol Francis from 1977 to 1982.
  • Gillian Wilson and Barry Prudom had one daughter in 1966 and one son in 1970.

He was the illegitimate son of Kathleen Edwards, a Leeds dressmaker, and Peter Kurylo, a soldier who never played a single role in Prudom’s upbringing.

Due to improper upbringing, Prudom became involved in many illegal activities. He used to carry a 22 LR caliber Beretta Model 71 “Jaguar” pistol without a license.

Moreover, he was described as an outdoorsman and firearms enthusiast,” as he had learned military survival skills while training with the Special Air Services.

The whole story of Barry Prudom will be explored in the upcoming documentary series Manhunt: The Phantom Cop Killer, which will be released on June 21, 2024, in Britbox.

Barry Prudom Bought A Shop For His Wife, Gillian Wilson

Barry Prudom married Gilliam Wilson in October 1965; at the time, Gillian was only 19.

After marriage, Barry built himself as a grocer and bought a grocery store for his wife on Quarry Street, Leeds.

When Barry went to Saudi Arabia to work in the petroleum industry to earn more money, his wife left him as she fell in love with another man.

From being a very stable, hard-working person, Barry became irritable and annoyed after hearing that news.

Moreover, when Barry returned to England, he found that his wife had withdrawn around $10,000 from his bank account.

Barry and Gillian officially separated in 1977. A few months after the divorce, Barry started dating a girl named Carol Francis.

With Carol, Barry traveled extensively, working on oil rigs in both Canada and the United States.

When police caught Barry in violent activities in West Yorkshire in 1982, Francis also left him and moved out of the house in Leeds where they used to live together.

Barry Prudom And Gillian Wilson Together Had Two Children

Barry Prudom and Gillian Wilson were married for 12 years and had two children during that time.

In 1966, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter. After four years, they had a second child, a son, in 1970.

Unfortunately, Barry Prudom’s children’s names and details have not been revealed yet.

Barry was a devoted family man who worked hard to provide his family with a good and prosperous lifestyle.

After his divorce from Gillian, Barry took his children with him and started caring for them. It is unknown where Barry’s children are after his passing.

Additional Information

  • Barry Prudom’s mother passed away in a drowning accident while spending a holiday in 1973.
  • Barry was found lifeless at Malton, United Kingdom, on July 4, 1982. He had 21 gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted shot to the head.
  • Prudom’s remains were buried in an unmarked grave in Harehills Cemetry, Leeds.
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