Yorkshire Ripper Investigation

Smelt, Olive

Olive Smelt - Yorkshire Ripper Victim

On Friday, 15th August, 1975, Peter Sutcliffe had a night out in Halifax with his long time friend, Trevor Birdsall.

Sutcliffe and Birdsall had visited several pubs before settling in the Royal Oak public house which was in the town centre. In the bar Sutcliffe told Birdsall that he thought the pub was full of prostitutes.