7. The Halifax Slasher and a Town Gone Rogue

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After several random attacks, there’s a manhunt in Yorkshire for the Halifax Slasher. The whole town’s in turmoil, people stay indoors and locals go rogue in vigilante groups - but no-one can track him down. The twist in this tale is unbelievable.

Meanwhile, a letter to the editor in the defence of dogs and some delightfully anti-climatic poetry.

Yesterday’s Chip Paper is a fornightly(ish) history podcast by Violet and Jim, two amateur researchers based on opposite sides of the Atlantic. It looks at bizarre true stories, unsolved crime, macabre poetry, hilarious letters to the editor and everything else in between, straight from the pages of old newspapers.

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British Newspaper Archive www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

More on the Halifax Slasher http://www.2ubh.com/Slasher/elland.html

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