Netflix is releasing a documentary on the Yorkshire Ripper
Netflix has announced that they are in the process of producing a true crime documentary about the notorious serial killer the Yorkshire Ripper.
Legally known as Peter Sutcliffe, 72, the Yorkshire Ripper terrorised the north of England in the mid-70s and early 80s, admitting to killing 13 women, but the Netflix documentary aims to take another look at Sutcliffe's reign of terror, looking at crimes he said he did not commit.
Netflix has always been a home to fascinating true crime documentaries like Making A Murderer, Abducted In Plain Sight and Amanda Knox, and in recent times the likes of Madeleine McCann and Ted Bundy have been in sharp focus on the streaming service, and this latest documentary is sure to excite plenty of true crime fans.
Let's hope it's on the level of another true crime documentary called The Innocent Man:
A TV source explained to the Mirror:
"This [the documentary] 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."
In addition to this, a relative to one of the victims said to the news outlet: "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."
A former lorry driver, Peter Sutcliffe murdered 13 women in the United Kingdom, using a range of tools such as knives, hammers, screwdrivers and more. He also attempted to kill seven more women. Most of his victims during that time were prostitutes.
In 2017, he admitted to attacking a 14-year-old schoolgirl (who he wrongly thought was a prostitute), hitting Tracy Browne with a branch, throwing her over a wall and giving her two fractures