It was a well established fact that at the time of Peter Sutcliffe's
arrest, two killers were involved in the series of murders and assaults;
the Ripper, who had been corresponding with the police, and a Copy-Cat
Peter Sutcliffe was a disturbed man whose marriage to Sonia Szurma
triggered off a hatred for females which saw him embark on a series of sex
attacks on respectable women less than one year into the marriage.
Sutcliffe's assaults followed by masturbation at the scene coincided with
a series of horrific murders of prostitutes in Leeds and Bradford Red
Light areas by a cunning maniac who was dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper.
Sutcliffe, who had a certain insight into such attacks, came to believe he
was the Ripper. His first fatal attack was on Jean Jordan in Manchester,
and there he left a £5 note clue which led the police to him for the first
of twelve interviews over the next 3 years. He was eliminated each time,
because his teeth pattern and blood group did NOT match the Rippers. His
murder of Jean Jordan was then included in the Ripper frame, on the basis
of information confided to the police in 3 letters and a cassette tape, by
the Ripper himself. This locked Sutcliffe, the Copy-Cat killer, into a
battle of wits with the Ripper as their toll of victims mounted, until
Sutcliffe's arrest and "confessions", which enabled the police to clear
He was duly convicted on his uncontested "confession" evidence, and the
police assisted victims of his assaults who remembered him, into court, in
order to convince the public, he was the man. They made much of his four
murders while they skimmed over the real Ripper victims, relying on his
'confessions' and ignoring the forensic evidence. The goal posts were
moved with Sutcliffe firmly in goal.
The real Ripper, with the rare B-secretor blood group detected from semen and
saliva on bites, was written off as a hoaxer and officially the case
remains firmly closed.
The Lancashire police, who had responsibility for one Ripper murder in
Preston, wouldn't accept Sutcliffe's "confessions" to their murder and he
wasn't charged with this.
The man responsible for this Preston murder, and fourteen more
mainly in the North of England is still free in the United Kingdom
and is identified in this book as Billy
Tracey, as are the police responsible for
this gross criminal negligence.
From the time of Sutcliffe's conviction all attempts to
show this evidence to the police were met with indifference and indeed
resentment. The official position of Sutcliffe's conviction is resolutely
adhered to despite overwhelming evidence. Anything that could undermine
the conviction is ignored or ridiculed by the police but the following
The West Yorkshire Police proved beyond all doubt that
Sutcliffe was NOT the Yorkshire Ripper.