It’s time for New Netflix docu-series containing Peter Sutcliffe’s horrific crimes!
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We have heard about the stories of monsters, devils, and all
sort of evils lurking on the dark streets to prey on the innocent. But nothing
elicited in us the same amount of terror and panic than the infamous serial-killers
of the Great Britain!
Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, is one
of the most notorious serial killers who scared the hell out of the entire
Britain between 1975 and 1980.
The British press used to draw resemblance of his killing
methods with that of Jack the Ripper (here’s the unknown truth about Jack the Ripper), another infamous serial-killer who
terrorized London in 1888.
On 22 May 1981, he was convicted of a homicide of 13 women
and attempted homicide of seven others between 1975 and 1980. He became known
as Yorkshire Ripper, because most of his murders took place in West Yorkshire,
except two that took place in Manchester.
The Yorkshire Ripper used hammers and screwdrivers to kill
his victims over the course of five years. He targeted women of all ages; the
youngest victim was only 16 years old, while the 42 year old woman was his
oldest victim. The consecutive murders of women sparked a reign of terror in
the region, where no woman felt safe. Law-enforcement officers even advised
against women going out at night alone.
Initially, Sutcliffe used to attack women and girls in their
residence; his later killing spree mostly included prostitutes at the red-light
districts, even though he had been a regular customer of prostitutes in
Bradford and Leeds.
In January 1981, he was arrested in Sheffield when he was
caught driving with fake number plates. He got transferred to West Yorkshire
police, where he confessed the murders and said that he was on mission to
eliminate all the prostitutes.
Netflix’s documentary latest offering, The Ripper is a true crime docu-series that features Peter
Sutcliffe’s murders and the police’s efforts to arrest him. The series is
narrated through accounts of journalists, survivors, investigators, and the
families of victims.
The series is scheduled for a release on December, 16th
The families of Ripper’s victims have raised objections to
the series’ latest title ‘The Ripper,”
which is an alternative of Once Upon a Time
The families sent an open letter to the streaming giant, accusing
them for glorifying “the brutal violence of Peter Sutcliffe and granting him a
celebrity status that he does not deserve.”
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Apparently, titling it ‘The Ripper’ implies the ripping of
flesh of his victims, which is taken as disrespectful towards the deceased and
The family members—who also appeared in the Peter Sutcliffe’s documentary
series—claimed that they wouldn’t have agreed to participate in the filming if
they had known that the series was going to stream with a different title.
In response to it, Netflix released a statement writing,
“This is not a series about Sutcliffe but a sensitive re-examination of the
crimes within the context of England in the late 1970s.”
The earlier insights suggest that there are still many
details about his gruesome murders that seemed to have missed out in the
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For example, an incident from 1975 when a 20-year-old-woman,
Marcella Claxton was attacked on the head with a hammer near her residence in
Leeds. Luckily, she survived and helped in producing an accurate sketch of the
Yorkshire Ripper, but police officers discounted her as a victim of Ripper,
claiming that the killer should be a Black man.
Not only this, the police also failed to identified the
serial-killer in 1969 when he was spotted with a hammer in hand roaming around in the red-light
In addition to this, Trevor Birdsall, a close friend of
Peter Sutcliffe also sent an anonymous letter to the police department in order
to expose him, which was later overlooked.
The Yorkshire police was put off track for a significant amount
of time by a tape claiming to be from the Ripper. It was later revealed that
the tape was fake!
Even the killer himself said that it seemed like a “miracle”
that— despite having all the facts—the police failed to arrest him earlier.
Eventually, in January 1981, he was caught driving a car
with a false number plate and a hooker by his side. He had numerous labor tools
in his car, such as screwdrivers, knives, hammers—all the weapons he had used
to murder his victims.
The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe died last month in a hospital
after contracting COVID-19 at the age of 74.
Watch the trailer of Netflix’s upcoming documentary-series here: