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Monday 29th of September 1969

55 years ago

23-year-old serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper is arrested in the garden of a house for ‘going equipped for theft’ in Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

A policeman discovered Sutcliffe hunched behind a private hedge with a hammer. He claimed that a hubcap had flown off his front wheel and that he had been looking for it. The hammer was to help secure it back into place. In October of 1969, he was fined £25 but his real reason for being out, to attack a prostitute, was not revealed.