'Beast of Wombwell' Peter Pickering guilty of 1972 rape

'Beast of Wombwell' Peter Pickering guilty of 1972 rape
 

A notorious murderer convicted 46 years ago of raping and killing a teenager has been found guilty of violently raping another 18-year-old woman a few weeks earlier.
Peter Pickering, now 80, has been locked up in psychiatric hospitals since 1972, when he admitted the manslaughter of schoolgirl Shirley Boldy in South Yorkshire.
He became known as the Beast of Wombwell following the attack in the Barnsley suburb. He stabbed the 14-year-old while wearing yellow washing-up gloves – a detail that gave rise to his other tabloid nickname, the “maniac in the marigolds”.
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20 March 2018 in World News, Views: 30
Source: Guardian
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