Netflix is set to release a new documentary series about the recently deceased Yorkshire Ripper, it has been confirmed today. The new four-part series will document the horrific crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, who died in Durham hospital last week. The Yorkshire Ripper Netflix series will tell the tale of his horrific murders.
The Yorkshire Ripper, as he came to be known, was at large in and around West Yorkshire and the North West of England in the 70s – with his first murder taking place in 1975, a 28-year-old mother named Wilma McCann from Leeds. His detestable crimes continued to grow over the years, and it became unsafe across Yorkshire and the North West for women in some areas to go out at night alone, so much so, police advised against it.
Sutcliffe, who was being held at HM Prison Frankland in Durham, was serving 20 concurrent sentences of life imprisonment for the murder of 13 women and attempting to kill seven more between 1975 and 1980.
Stating what to expect from The Ripper, Netflix said: “We hear from investigators, journalists, survivors and the victims’ families on their stories, and how the prejudices and misogyny of the time played a part in these women being so tragically let down.”
Watch the Netflix trailer for ‘The Ripper’ below: