Yorkshire Ripper may face trial for attack on 14-year-old girl after we revealed taped confession

THE Yorkshire Ripper may face trial for an attack on a girl of 14 after The Sun on Sunday revealed his taped confession.

Cops have told Peter Sutcliffe they want to grill him again over the unsolved 1975 battering of Tracy Browne.

Sutcliffe, 71, is thought to have owned up when cold-case officers quizzed him in prison earlier this year over 17 attacks.

But he has refused to see them again — telling pals it is one of two attacks he expects to be charged with next year.

A source said: “He thinks it’ll go to court and so doesn’t want to talk.

“Police told prison authorities they want to interview him again about Tracy.

It must be to tell him they want to charge him because of evidence, including his confession. Something’s likely to happen early next year.”

In July, we revealed he was taped claiming he mistook her for a vice girl and hit her with a branch in Silsden, West Yorks, causing only minor injuries.

But Tracy, now 56 — who had a life-saving brain op — said: “I was hit with a hammer five times.”

At the time she gave bungling cops an accurate description.

Yet he began his bloody spree months later, killing 13 and severely wounding seven.

He got 20 life terms in 1981 and is now in HMP Frankland, Co Durham.

West Yorks Police said last night it could not comment on “ongoing investigations”.

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