A PLAN for a Hollywood film about the Yorkshire Ripper has been condemned.
Relatives of Peter Sutcliffe's victims have labelled the idea as "distasteful" and urged people not to go ahead with the idea.
And former West Yorkshire Chief Constable Keith Hellawell, who interviewed Sutcliffe many times after his conviction, says it is a bad idea.
The film is the idea of author Alan Royle, boyfriend of one of Sutclifffe's 13 murder victims, Jean Jordan.
He has already written a book entitled Living In The Shadow Of The Ripper.
She was found naked and battered to death in Manchester in 1977, the sixth victim.
Sutcliffe killed teenage Huddersfield prostitute Helen Rytka in a timber yard off Great Northern Street, Hillhouse.
He also tried to murder 16-year-old Theresa Sykes at Oakes.
Mrs Barbara Leach, whose daughter, Barbara, was killed in Bradford in 1979, said she was appalled at the film idea.
Mr Hellawell said: "This film is likely to bring back painful memories for those affected.
"You have to question people's motives for doing something and ask why they are doing it."