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Peter Sutcliffe's therapist: 'I owed it to his victims to try and understand what he did'

Peter Sutcliffe's therapist says he had a hatred of all women and not just sex workers

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Pure evil: Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe

Pure evil: Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe

Pure evil: Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe

I was Peter Sutcliffe's therapist in the mid-90s. When I was handed his case file, I had to leave the room to be sick.

Newly qualified, I fought the urge to skim read and silence the voice in my head saying "you don't need to know all this". I owed it to Sutcliffe's victims and their families to try my best to understand what he did to them and I'll take that knowledge to the grave.

New to the UK, I trawled the media archives and was bombarded with mugshots of nameless women divided into two camps: those deemed respectable and those with "loose morals".


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