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Margo Walls was murdered by Peter Sutcliffe in Pudsey, a small town located between Bradford and Leeds, in August 1980. Sutcliffe waited in the garden of the local magistrate's house, whose son was a crime reporter in the Yorkshire Evening Post and when she passed he battered her with a heavy object and then pulled a cord around her neck to strangle her.



Then he dragged her into the garden, stripped her and covered her body with leaves. The murder was discounted as a Ripper murder and never came within the frame.



After Sutcliffe's arrest he admitted to this but the police knew this anyway and only then did it became a Ripper murder as the police sought to close the files on some of their failures. He couldn't get closer to the police than to wait next door to a police station, and in the Magistrate's garden whose son is a crime reporter. He thought he would surely be caught but he did not know about the police strategy to get Billy Tracey.

This murder does not compare with the Ripper's murders for savagery and was stated by the police not to be a Ripper killing. When Sutcliffe was arrested about four months later confessing to all, and it suited their purposes, they reversed all this.








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