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The Halifax Slasher

Written by: Nick Baker, John Woolf
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
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Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

Carolyn Pickles retraces the true story of how 11 people came to be brutally cut with a deadly sharp implement, in a spate of attacks that left a town in a state of fear and police mystified about the identity of the attacker.

Halifax, West Yorkshire, 1938. The hunt is on for a razor-wielding attacker, possibly a murderer. The papers name him 'The Halifax Slasher'. A huge reward is offered for leads to his arrest. Vigilante groups form, and innocent men are set upon. Baffled, police argue with each other about how to catch the suspect.

This real-life whodunnit is told in the voices of victims, police officers, newspapers, townsfolk and historians.

The evidence is all here. Can you guess the Slasher's identity?

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Wow! Didn’t see that coming...

This was an interesting and fun listen. I liked the acting combined with storytelling. I would highly recommend it!

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Really got hooked

I got really into the story. Was truly shocked at the end! Loved it! Great acting and reading by everyone involved.

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omg!

The Most bizarre true crime story I have ever come accross! Do have a listen!

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Insightful and a surprise ending

Listening to police work from the past compared to present day tactics is interesting. The developments of present day technology and the changing values... I tend to think about them quite a bit. I have an enquiring mind. This was certainly a mystery worthy of the history books and told rather well.