CRIME: Striking Again

After a threat, a kill

"I reckon your boys are letting you down, George. Can't be much good, can you? ... I'm not quite sure when I will strike again, but it will definitely be some time this year, maybe September or October — even sooner if I get the chance." That taunting 260-word tape-recorded message was mailed to Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield of the West Yorkshire police in June. In it, the twisted murderer known as the "Yorkshire Ripper" vowed that he would soon add to his string of eleven brutal...

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