Yorkshire Ripper’s crimes to be explored in Netflix show
Yorkshire Ripper’s crimes to be explored in Netflix show as producers visit survivors and relatives of his victims
- The documentary is the latest in a string of dark topics to be covered by Netflix
- Show will speak to the families of Suttcliffe’s victims to throw up ‘fresh clues’
- Documentary said to uncover crimes by Sutcliffe he has not been convicted for
- Peter Sutcliffe, 72, is currently serving a life sentence for murdering 13 women
The crimes of Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Suttcliffe, are to be investigated once more – this time by a Netflix documentary.
Exploring the murders of 13 women through the view point of victim’s families and surviving victims the show is said to uncover crimes carried out by the monster for which he was not convicted.
Dark documentaries have made for heavy viewing over the last few months with Netflix releasing popular series’ on Madeleine McCann and US serial killer Ted Bundy.
Peter Sutcliffe (pictured), dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper, murdered 13 women in the UK and attempted to murder seven others
A TV source told the Mirror: ‘This will be a huge programme for Netflix and is likely to follow the same format as the Madeleine programme.
‘It will focus on victims and the terrible impact of his attacks. It will also examine the dreadful police blunders around the case. Crucially, it will try to throw up fresh clues about crimes Sutcliffe has never been convicted of.’
A relative of one victim told the Mirror: ‘They are speaking to a lot of people and going back over everything, treating it very seriously and also like a new investigation into him.’
Sutcliffe murdered 13 women in the UK and attempted to murder seven others.
The former Bradford lorry driver attacked and murdered women between 1976 and 1981 using knives, hammers and screwdrivers.
Most of his victims were women working as prostitutes.
Peter Sutcliffe, a former Bradford lorry driver (pictured), attacked and murdered women between 1976 and 1981 using knives, hammers and screwdrivers
But in 2017 he confessed on tape to a savage attack on a 14-year-old schoolgirl because he wrongly thought she was a prostitute.
Sutcliffe admitted hitting Tracy Browne with a branch before throwing her over a wall.
Despite having suffered two fractures to her skull Tracy managed to stagger to a farmworker’s caravan and he raised the alarm.
Sutcliffe confessed to being the Yorkshire Ripper in 1981 after police apprehended him with a prostitute.
Netflix’s exploration of Sutcliffe’s crimes appears to be the latest show to fit the popular true crime genre.
A documentary claiming Madeleine McCann might still be alive and could be being held by people traffickers – 12 years after she disappeared was aired in march, causing controversy.
The eight-part series called ‘The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann’ was commissioned in 2017 as the true crime genre exploded with TV shows such as Making A Murderer.
But the missing toddler’s parents Kate and Gerry refused to take part in the show, with sources claiming they are ‘horrified’ it is being made without their approval.
The production of the show was subject to delays and industry insiders feared it could have been cancelled over a lack of new material.
Maddie’s parents (pictured above) had received numerous requests from producers Pulse Films who made the documentary, but refused to take part
Another popular variation on the dark documentary genre came in January when Netflix released Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
Director Joel Berlinger (pictured) is defending his new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
The series is based off of a book by the same name, written by Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, who interviewed the notoriously handsome and charismatic murderer who is believed to have killed dozens of women.
Over 100 hours of never before heard audio from those sessions from death row will be incorporated into the series, giving true crime enthusiasts unbelievable access to the inner workings of Bundy’s mind.
‘I mean, I’m not an animal and I’m not crazy and I don’t have a split personality,’ Bundy can be heard saying in the trailer for the show. ‘I’m just a normal individual.’
Bundy was eventually convicted of killing a pre-teen girl, and two sorority members in Florida, after the second time he had escaped from custody on other murder charges.
The director of the series, Joel Berlinger, faced criticism for glamorising serial killer Ted Bundy, who is played by Hollywood star Zac Efron.
The film sees Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron playing Ted Bundy. Bundy was convicted of killing a pre-teen girl, and two sorority members in Florida
The biopic garnered controversy after a teaser trailer saw Efron showing off his shirtless body
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