Shortly after the brutal murder of prostitute Helen Rytka, Assistant Chief Constable Oldfield used a local television documentary to speak directly to the man he was hunting, the Yorkshire Ripper.
Speaking slowly and with apparent confidence, George Oldfield said:
We are getting nearer and nearer to you and it is only a matter of time before you are caught. In your own interests and in the interests of the relatives and friends of past victims; in the interests of your own relatives and friends; and in the interests of any potential future victims, it is now time for you to come forward and give yourself up.
The net is closing. I am anxious that we catch you before you have time to add another death to the appalling catalogue that you already have to your credit.