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Originally posted by Tets

Want an interesting read about the Yorkshire Ripper? See http://www.yorkshireripper.co.uk/hyper/preface.htm and read the book by Noel O'Gara, "The Real Yorkshire Ripper". Just another opinion.

 

I have read that Tets, it gives a lot of food for thought.

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It is a fascinating thread.

 

I'd love to be able to track down Olivia Reivers or her Denise Hall if anyone knows of their whereabouts nowadays.

 

I'd love to hear more of people's memories too - maybe you know some of the police who were involved in the investigation.

 

 

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Yes," owdlad", especially since the recent diasappearance of "the Tapes". Evidence missing. Investigators all retired or passed away. Suspicious to say the least.

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I worked at a school at this time and one of the mothers was the wife of senior Sheffield policeman. The morning after the arrest she came to school and told us that one of the arresting Police was known amongst the squad as bit of a peeping tom.

They had had complaints from courting couples about a man peeping in the car windows carrying a bucket, which I presume was his helmet.

Perhaps this is why he didn''t get the reward.

 

hazel

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I used to go for swimming lessons one night a week to King Edwards baths and used to walk up Newbould Lane to the bus stop at Broomhill. I remember one night a car drove past really slowly and the driver was staring at me so that I felt quite nervous. When the ripper was caught a few months later it spooked me whether it could have been him.

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The day before the arrest of the ripper someone in one of the local pubs suggested that a man answering the suspects description was out and about in the Eccesall Road/Broomhall areas. It was alsosuggested after the arrest had been made that the officers concerned were perhaps where they should not have been. It was further alleged that certain items were secreted by the ripper in a toilet cistern at the police station . Immediately after the suspect was taken into the police station it was sealed off to some extent and the station was virtually closed for a time. There were and are no conspiracies regarding this. Most if not all of the officers who had contact with this case have now retired. Many are still alive and well and thankful that by whatever means the ripper was detained. I shall make no further comments on this.

Pomona

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When he got caught it made my life a little easier. I was working as a croupier at the Tiberius Casino and before going to work at night I'd go to the gym for a workout. At four in the morning when we closed, the club taxi would drop me off near my place at Edward Street Flats. Of course I'm carrying my gym bag, and more than once the cops would appear from nowhere, make me empty my stuff on the pavement. I guess they were looking for an axe or knife or something. Anyway after they caught him I never saw the cops again.

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Yes oldpomona, I remember the person fitting his description

hanging around the Ecclesall area.

When I had finished work at Rabone Chestermans I was

followed up Montgomery Street by a man in a car, I lived on Cemetery Road at the time and he followed me right to my house, I ran in and told my parents, then I found that the same man had followed my sister as she went to the CO-OP at the bottom of Cemetery Road. We called the police and gave them the description of the man and the numberplate on his car. They said you know who you are describing dont you? a couple of days later the police said they had located the man,and apparently he had been working away from home he admitted to police that he had been out searching for prostitutes and had got the wrong area. A week after this they caught the ripper im almost certain that it was the same man, and with the info we had provided they managed to catch him. We didnt get any reward though.

:mad:

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I guess your reward was being alive to tell the tale after a close shave with Mr Sutcliffe.

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