Tracy Browne was a 14 year old schoolgirl when she was
battered by the well described Sutcliffe who masturbated on her while
touching her genital area. Tracy gave the police an accurate description
of Peter Sutcliffe and it is amazing that it was not compared with the
later descriptions such as Marilyn Moore's and Doctor Bandara's.
It is surprising that the police who interviewed Ripper
suspects were not briefed on all descriptions of attackers of women in the
area especially as Sutcliffe was well known to a number of detectives for
more than three years before his arrest. Marcella Claxton gave a
description of her attacker but this was never published to my knowledge.
Her assailant's white car, referred to in the newspaper article, was
similar to one seen at the scene of the Lesley Moleseed murder about three
months later but never traced.
Semen revealed his blood group and as a consequence of
this, this attack was never in the Ripper frame. It was very similar to the
attack on Marcella Claxton the following May when he still had the same
white car with red markings.
Some years after Sutcliffe's conviction, the present Chief
Constable Keith Hellawell confirmed that Sutcliffe had confessed to the
Tracy Browne attack, a fact that was obvious from the time he was
arrested. It took several years for the police to reveal this and it was
only done through pressure from her family who are influential. It was
another crime solved for Hellawell but he didn't go into the eliminating
factors because it would undermine Sutcliffe's conviction for the Ripper
murders. However it placated her family who had been saying this to the
media for years.
Hellawell would never reply to my letters and today
cosmetically presides over the public relations fiasco that is the
Yorkshire Ripper. He is a career P.R. man without substance. For several
years now he has been known as the drugs Czar. He is a policeman who
knowingly covered up for the real killer to save police face.