Noel O’Gara was born in Ireland in 1944. He qualified as a member of the Association of Certified and Corporate Accountants in London in 1969.
Subsequently he was self employed in business in Ireland. O’Gara was a wealthy successful semi-retired businessman in 1979 when he first became involved with the Yorkshire Ripper.
He says “There is only one reason why I have felt obliged to pursue this odyssey and that has always been that it’s real. It happened. It is truth. The truth was a guiding light, always there and a signpost to the next of the many building blocks on which this thesis is built. How could it be possible that a resident of a foreign country would ever wish to upset a criminal conviction in the UK, or hope to prove his conviction unless the true facts already existed. How could I prove that Peter Sutcliffe was not the Ripper with such conviction unless I already knew for sure that Billy Tracey was the Ripper? Sutcliffe just does not fit the frame. Billy Tracey does fit the frame. I didn’t try to frame him. He fits it exactly. The truth is one thing and criminal convictions in Court are another. You read in the papers and saw on the television reports about Sutcliffe’s trial. Now you see the unravelling of this misinformation. A small group of corrupt policemen stitched Sutcliffe up and compromised the good ones. I had to look over my shoulder for five years until he departed from Ireland in 1984. He must be living somewhere since then.
Would you like to have him living near you?”
Noel O’Gara now lives with his wife on a farm in the midlands of Ireland.
He has conducted a 29 year battle against the intransigence of the police all of whom have resigned, and the present serving officers cannot re-open this case because of the enormous and horrendous consequences.
The UK media have supported the police conviction of Sutcliffe as the Ripper, to allay the public’s fears.
The established media maintain the status quo because they more than anyone else have maintained the lie that Sutcliffe is the Ripper and have sold millions of newspapers on the back of that lie. They and many experts were wrong and they are most reluctant to admit to that failure after all these years.
Noel O’Gara has no such constraints and wants the true facts exposed and the real Ripper brought to book for the appalling campaign of murders and terror that he inflicted on the North of England for five years. The internet has enabled this to happen because the newspapers will not alter their position on the case preferring to favour the official police wisdom which is fatally flawed but they can never admit that.
It is a controversial and contentious story to tell and I have had much resistance to it in the past.
This recent thread from a web site British Expats gives an indication of the public resistance to it and it was eventually terminated on their site after a life of about one week. I changed my identity in order to respond and that also was terminated but they left it up on the web site for now anyway.
Another thread was started by a lady from Bradford called Kay Lintern who I met by chance in Bradford in 2005 and she commenced this thread in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus newspaper.
The T and A deleted the whole thread when it became a bit heated.
However I have saved it at the above link for anyone to read.