Yorkshire Ripper - The Secret Murders: The True Story of How Peter Sutcliffe's Terrible Reign of Terror Claimed at Least Twenty-Two More Lives

Yorkshire Ripper The Secret Murders The True Story of How Peter Sutcliffe s Terrible Reign of Terror Claimed at Least Twenty Two More Lives In Peter Sutcliffe the Yorkshire Ripper was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders All his proven victims were women most were prostitutes Astonishingly however this is n

  • Title: Yorkshire Ripper - The Secret Murders: The True Story of How Peter Sutcliffe's Terrible Reign of Terror Claimed at Least Twenty-Two More Lives
  • Author: Chris Clark Tim Tate
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper , was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders All his proven victims were women most were prostitutes.Astonishingly, however, this is not the whole truth There is a still secret story of how Sutcliffe s terrible reign of terror claimed at least twenty two lives and left five other victims with terribIn 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper , was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders All his proven victims were women most were prostitutes.Astonishingly, however, this is not the whole truth There is a still secret story of how Sutcliffe s terrible reign of terror claimed at least twenty two lives and left five other victims with terrible injuries These crimes attacks on men as well as women took place all over England, not just in his known killing fields of Yorkshire and Lancashire.Police and prosecution authorities have long known that Sutcliffe s reign of terror was far longer and far widespread than the public has been led to believe But the evidence has been locked away in the files and archives, ensuring that these murders and attempted murders remain unsolved today.As a result, the families of at least twenty two murdered women have been cheated of their right to know how and why their loved ones died the pain of living with that may diminish over time, but it never fades away completely Five other victims survived his attacks their plight, too, has never been officially acknowledged.Worse still, police blunders and subsequent suppression of evidence ensured that three entirely innocent men were imprisoned for murders committed by the Yorkshire Ripper They each lost the best parts of their adult lives, locked up and forgotten in stinking cells for than two decades.This book, by a former police Intelligence Officer, is the story not just of those long cold killings, of the forgotten families and of three terrible miscarriages of justice It also uncovers Peter Sutcliffe s real motive for murder and reveals how he manipulated police, prosecutors and psychiatrists to ensure that he serves his sentence in the comfort of a psychiatric hospital rather than a prison cell.

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    1. A shocking account of the bungled police manhunt for the Yorkshire Ripper in the 1970s, and the attempt to cover up the true extent of his vile activities, which the authors believe began in the mid-1960s and included many more victims than the official tally. They argue that senior police figures do not want the full story to come out because that would further highlight how disastrous their investigation had been.It is a sorry tale. Faults in the investigation included: police insistence that [...]

    2. Tim Tate, a journalist, and Chris Clark, a former police officer, have done a remarkably in-depth study of Peter Sutcliffe's other crimes(the ones that he was not charged with) and in this most readable of books it is difficult to fathom out why the police investigators at the time did not come up with all the facts that the two authors have now brought before the public. Perhaps it is not quite true to use the words 'come up with' for some of the evidence now brought forth was discovered at the [...]

    3. I remember following the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper at the time but I had completely forgotten what a fiasco his trial turned out to be with the prosecution doing a neat job of trying to prove the defence's case for them until the judge put a stop to it. It is down to the jury to decide whether a defendant is mad or bad.Reading this book, written by a retired policeman makes you realise how many things went wrong with the investigation and why it was necessary to have enquiries into what went [...]

    4. Thorough, interesting, but ultimately depressingI've bought and read more than a few Yorkshire Ripper books, this is, by far, the most thorough collection of his crimes. I was a mere toddler when he terrorised the country, but I still recall the palpable fear when my mum was off too play darts or bingo, and we were on the other side of the Pennies, is no idea off the scope, I just knew the name, Yorkshire Ripper, and wondered why they were so afraid. My dad was a lorry driver, he was convinced s [...]

    5. A truly amazing account into how the police forces of nearly every large city in the UK failed to apprehend the Yorkshire Ripper, allowing him to continue his murderous rampage. With the benefit of hindsight the errors are astounding, but the clues that were available to the police forces at the time, show the true extent of the incompetence and mistakes which allowed Sutcliffe to remain outside of custody. The continuing cover up by successive British governments as to the results of tax payer [...]

    6. Interesting read. A comprehensive walkthrough of the crimes (and suspected crimes) of Peter Sutcliffe. It's aim to uncover the truth about why Sutcliffe was never convicted of further linked crimes despite sometimes overwhelming evidence falls a little flat towards the end. Perhaps I was expecting too much, but what was revealed was no more than I already knew, and was hardly shocking given the history of UK governments and their inclination to hide behind the veil of The Official Secrets Act an [...]

    7. "Peter William Sutcliffe, the jury have found you guilty of thirteen charges of murder. If I may say so, murder of a very cowardly nature. For each was a woman. It was murder by getting behind her and beating her on the head with a hammer from behind."This book was brilliant! The learning experience of this book was incredible! It went into so much detail and was a really good understanding of how Sutcliffe murdered his victims and how the police messed up the investigation. I was worried that, [...]

    8. My extended version has 358 pages. I approached this book with scepticism but it provides a convincing case that Sutcliffe killed more "people" than he was convicted of and secondly he is a cunning, evil and brutal murderer and not mad. It appears that there was a sexual side to his crimes. He fooled a lot of people for a long time including the police and psychiatrists and continues to do so. The other unsolved murders and attacks should be re-opened. I think it unlikely he was responsible for [...]

    9. A fascinating insight in to the depraved mind of Peter Sutcliffe and the tragic mistakes that led him to kill many more women.It seems evident that he was killing women (not just prostitutes) AND men going back to the mid sixties. The book lays put superbly how many other attacks are highly likely to have been his work as well. Clearly not just The Yorkshire Ripper but attacks and murders happened in London, Hemel Hempstead, Colchester and Nottingham to name but a few towns where he was present [...]

    10. An excellent read on a truly sickening story. Twenty-five of them, in fact -- the stories of the victims of the Yorkshire Ripper who were never connected to him publicly, and the stories of the men who went to prison for life for crimes obviously committed by the Ripper. Don't miss this one if you enjoyed The Mayerling murder or The Red Parts. Also highly recommended if you are interested in forensic psychiatry, cold-case investigation, or geographic profiling. FINALLY, an author who knows the d [...]

    11. Astonishing accountThis is an astonishing account of the ripper years, and the apparently chaotic way that the Yorkshire police, failed to investigate the case.For anyone who remembers the almost daily news coverage, at the time, this is a fascinating insight into the workings of a pre computerized world.

    12. Brilliant book! Concentrates on the mistakes made during his reign of absolute terror(I remember it so well!) plus 22 other murders & assaults that should have been attributed to him but haven't been.

    13. Excellent book from an author I'm pleased to call a friend. Full review is at truecrimeenthusiast.wordpress

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