Seeing your articles on the death of the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe brought back some memories.

Especially so when I saw one of my pictures on a news programme this week.

At the time I had been freelancing for most of the national papers,and indeed it had proved a very successful assignment with the photo receiving a good published circulation.

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I think the look on the accompanying officers' faces in the picture says a lot about their feelings at the time and probably what helped make the photo sell so well.

I also photographed his attacker James Costello, but that is yet another story.

At the time, I had been working with a Daily Mail staff photographer who had been sharing my darkroom (yes we used film then).

The Mail had arranged use of my darkroom in advance.

During that period of time, the Isle of Wight courts were often the subject of national newspaper stories.

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