The untold story of the woman who escaped the Yorkshire Ripper

In the summer of 1979, Ruth Shaw was a student in Bradford, walking alone one night when she encountered Peter Sutcliffe – the serial killer the papers had nicknamed the Yorkshire Ripper. But her encounter wasn’t recorded by police. 44 years later, this is her untold story.

This podcast contains scenes of a graphic nature. 

Ruth’s story was first told to Michael Bilton in his book ‘Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper’ which is now being serialised on ITV on Mondays at 9pm. 

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- Michael Bilton, author and former Sunday Times Northern Correspondent.

- Ruth Shaw.

Host: Josh Glancy.

Clips: Andy’s Archive, ITN, BBC, Granada Television / ITV.

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