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

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John Blake Publishing, 29 cze 2015 - 300
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 more 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 more 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 more 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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CHRIS CLARK was a policeman for twenty-eight years. He joined Norfolk Constabulary as a constable in 1966, proudly wearing its uniform until 1994. As well as serving as a beat officer, he also worked in Major Incident rooms and as a Royal Protection Officer.

His chief responsibility, however, was in intelligence gathering and dissemination, helping to steer police towards an understanding of the travelling criminal who crosses boundaries at will. As an Intelligence Officer Chris built alliances with his counterparts in surrounding counties, Regional Crime Intelligence Offices and the Intelligence Office at New Scotland Yard.

Now retired, he has spent three years using his unique expertise to re-investigate cold cases. This book is the result of his dogged pursuit of the long-suppressed truth about Britain’s most notorious serial killer.

TIM TATE is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker, investigative journalist and bestselling author. His films have been honoured by Amnesty International, the Royal Television Society, UNESCO, the International Documentary Association, the Association for International Broadcasting, the (US) National Academy of Cable Broadcasting and the New York Festivals.

Tim has written eleven non-fiction books, and is the co-author of the bestselling Slave Girl (John Blake Publishing, 2009), which has spent more than three years in Amazon’s Top 100.

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