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Wearside Jack

Patrick Lavelle

Wearside Jack

the hunt for the hoaxer of the century.

by Patrick Lavelle

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Published by Northeast Press in Sunderland .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination192p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18283005M
ISBN 100951996878

The recording of Wearside Jack was played incessantly that summer, on the radio, in pubs and shops, on buses. 40, men in the area were questioned, including Mark Blacklock's father. It was only when Peter Sutcliffe was eventually arrested in that Wearside Jack was revealed to be a hoaxer.   The hoaxer, dubbed "Wearside Jack", sent two letters to police and The Daily Mirror in March boasting of his crimes. The letters, signed "Jack the Ripper", claimed responsibility for the murder of year-old Joan Harrison in Preston in November At the time, police mistakenly believed that the Preston murder was not public knowledge.


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An “intelligent, disturbing slice of noir” that portrays the man who derailed the police investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper (The Guardian).In this provocative novel, Mark Blacklock portrays the true and complex history of John Humble, aka Wearside Jack, the Ripper Hoaxer, a timewaster and criminal, sympathetic and revolting, the man hidden by a wall of words, a fiction-spinner worthy 4/5(13).

In this provocative novel Mark Blacklock portrays the true and complex history of John Humble, aka Wearside Jack, the Ripper Hoaxer, a timewaster and criminal, sympathetic and revolting, the man hidden by a wall of words, a fiction-spinner worthy of textual analysis/5.

Wearside Jack John Samuel Humble is the person responsible for the notorious hoax which resulted in dire consequences. Humble was born on the 8th January in Sunderland and so he took on the local accent – Mackem.

We point this out because it has a bearing on the case. People still remember the daily news items: how the eyes of suspicion fell on any man with a beard or a driver’s licence, how the tapes of the Ripper hoaxer “ Wearside Jack” led police to fixate, erroneously, on the same Sunderland accent of my grandparents.

Women will recall their personal responses, from the self-imposed lockdowns that. Buy Wearside Jack: The Hunt For the Hoaxer of the Century.

paperback / softback by Patrick Lavelle (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Reviews: 1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from John Samuel Humble) Wearside Jack is the nickname given to John Samuel Humble (8 January – 30 July ), an Englishman who pretended to be the Yorkshire Ripper in a hoax audio recording and.

This beautifully written novel is a fictional take on episodes from the life of Wearside Jack, the hoaxer who sent in the letters and tapes that diverted the police investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper in the late 70s, indirectly leading to a further 3 s:   Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer Wearside Jack, 63, ‘drinks himself to death’ after twisted con let Peter Sutcliffe murder three more women Hana Carter 20 AugThe Wearside Jack book case of Wearside Jack is reimagined in a novel, I’m Jack, by Mark Blacklock, just one more curious contribution to the canon of literature inspired by the Yorkshire Ripper murders.

Instead, the Ripper story – to which Wearside Jack is a pathetic but powerful adjunct – has become a relentless examination of male identity, of. The chilling letters and tape sent by Sunderland hoaxer John Humble to detectives investigating Yorkshire Ripper After the death The Yorkshire Ripper.

Humble became known as Wearside Jack due to his recognisable accent as police forked Wearside Jack book £1million trying to find him. In that time the real Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, was free to kill. Of course, “Wearside Jack” wasn’t the Ripper but a hoaxer.

However, the tape and letters Wearside Jack book the basis of a massive publicity campaign launched in the latter half ofinvolving. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE. Wearside Jack is the nickname given to John Samuel Humble (born 8 January ), an Englishman who pretended to be the Yorkshire Ripper i.

* Wearside Jack is published by Ghostwriters UK and is available from Su 40 Frederick Street, Sunderland, SR1 1LN, price £ plus £ (P&P). The book is also available at www. Wearside Jack.

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August Did they ever find out why he did it. Addickted. August Bants. Chizz. August golfaddick said. In one of criminal history’s cruellest hoaxes, John Humble tricked police into believing the serial killer was Wearside Jack, a man with a gruff Sunderland accent.

The Wearside Jack messages were finally, conclusively proved to be hoax nearly 30 years after they were sent when Sunderland alcoholic John Humble admitted perverting the course of justice and was Author: Joe Middleton.

Wearside Jack was the nickname given to John Humble who pretended to be the Yorkshire Ripper in a number of hoaxes. Humble sent letters, taunting the authorities for failing to catch him, as well as an audio-message spoken in a Wearside accent, causing the investigation to be moved away from West Yorkshire area, home of the real killer Peter.

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The book "Wearside Jack" dealt not only with the police investigation during the Yorkshire Ripper murders, but also what happened to the investigation after the arrest of Peter Sutcliffe. The book also gave valuable insights into how the investigation was conducted by interviewing police officers who had been involved in the inquiry, as well.

YORKSHIRE Ripper hoaxer Wearside Jack has been beaten up three times since coming out of prison, his sister has revealed. Sunderland labourer John Humble, was given an eight-year sentence. News The silencing of Wearside Jack It was a voice that haunted Yorkshire for decades.

Now a new novel deals with the fallout from one of the biggest criminal hoaxes Britain has ever seen. I especially liked that as this book was set before the apprehension of Wearside Jack, it gave a possible reason for the hoax and a possible perpetrator.

This is a book with quite a few twists and turns, keeping you guessing. It is a pacey well written and easy to read book with a good plot. Looking forward to reading more by the s:   Wearside Jack: I deserve to go to jail for 'evil' Ripper hoax.

By Ian Herbert. But the library's crime shelves absorbed him - and no book more than Jack the Ripper, a. Wearside Jack theorires: There are six theories about who 'Wearside Jack' really was: 1. He was the Yorkshire Ripper's accomplice, and he may have even committed some of the murders.

In the Wearside Jack case was reopened and John Humble, from Sunderland, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice by sending the tapes and jailed for eight years. The voice of Wearside Jack was heard again twice at Leeds crown court yesterday - once when Humble, wearing a baggy blue jumper, admitted the charges, and again as his tape, with its.

In one of criminal history's cruellest hoaxes, John Humble tricked police into believing the serial killer was Wearside Jack, a man with a gruff Sunderland accent. In this provocative novel Mark Blacklock portrays the true and complex history of John Humble, aka Wearside Jack, the Ripper Hoaxer, a timewaster and criminal, sympathetic and revolting, the man hidden by a wall of words, a fiction-spinner worthy of.

The front and back of the envelope and the cassette sent to West Yorkshire Police by the notorious Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer known as Wearside Jack Were it not for the fact that police were on a wild goose chase for ‘Wearside Jack’, avers investigative journalist Michael Bilton, author of Wicked Beyond Belief, the definitive book on the.

In late Junethe recording of "Wearside Jack" taunting Oldfield was broadcast to the public over and over again. Then on January 2,Peter Sutcliffe was arrested for having fake number. But the two-minute message and three letters from the man dubbed Wearside Jack were a twisted con that left evil Peter Sutcliffe free to murder at least three more women.

Four decades after his hoax in and hobbled the police inquiry, John Humble has died aged Peter William Sutcliffe (2 June – 13 November ), also known as Peter William Coonan, was an English serial killer who was dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper (an allusion to Jack the Ripper) by the 22 Mayhe was convicted of murdering thirteen women and attempting to murder seven others between and He was sentenced to twenty concurrent sentences of life.

The man who hoaxed police into thinking he was the Yorkshire Ripper has died aged John Humble, dubbed Wearside Jack, derailed the inquiry.

Wearside Jack is the nickname given to John Samuel Humble (8 January – 30 July ), an Englishman who pretended to be the Yorkshire Ripper in a hoax audio recording and several letters in the period – Wearside Jack - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia.

News Crime Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer Wearside Jack dies at the age of 63 The man who hoaxed police into thinking he was the Yorkshire Ripper has died at the age of found: Wikipedia, viewed 11 Nov.

under Wearside Jack (Wearside Jack is the nickname given to John Samuel Humble (born 8 January ), who pretended to be the Yorkshire Ripper in a number of hoax communications in ). This is from Robert Ressler's book 'Whoever Fights Monsters' (p. ), where he describes being at Bramshill, the leading British training facility for law enforcement (analogous to Quantico for the FBI), where he gave a few guest lectures.

He described the crimes to the FBI people and played the Wearside Jack hoax tape for them. Wearside Jack. The investigation was also misdirected by one of criminal history's cruellest hoaxes, when John Humble tricked police into believing the serial killer was a man dubbed Wearside Jack.

Directed by Craig Collinson, Russell Leven. With Paul McGann, David Atkins, George Coutsoudis, Sojourner Dawson.Wearside Jack, The hunt for the Ripper hoaxer, By the man who helped expose him, Patrick Lavelle,Ghostwriters UK, pp., softcover (Updated version of Patrick Lavelle's other Wearside Jack books.

Includes information on John Humble.) (Available: as of March 22 ). His Honour Judge Paul Worsley QC is a former Judge and Barrister. He both prosecuted and defended criminal cases, including the successful prosecution of Wearside Jack, who had pretended to be the Yorkshire Ripper.

He later went on to sit as a Judge and heard cases at the Old Bailey. His book, The Postcard.