Talk: Beyond the Yorkshire Ripper

Presented by David McCaddon

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Wed 13 November 2019

At the Winding Wheel

Starts 7.30pm.

David McCaddon is an award winning playwright and published author of crime thrillers, his latest detective novel “The Final Footprint” is the final book in his crime trilogy set in the North West of England.

Before becoming an author David was a seasoned IT consultant who had worked in computing for over 46 years and spent the past 32 years specialising in Police systems. His work has involved him implementing systems throughout a large number of the UK’s Police forces and worldwide. In his talk “Beyond the Yorkshire Ripper” he shares with the audience what happened after the conviction of Peter Sutcliffe.

This entertaining and informative talk tells the story of what happened next after the Yorkshire Ripper enquiry. Clearly at the time the investigation suffered through the lack of computer assistance and the clear need for a purpose built computer system. David McCaddon was instrumental in the development of the UK’s first Police Major Incident Computer System (MICA) with West Yorkshire Police and later with the development of the HOLMES system which is still operational today. The talk which David regularly gives is light hearted and as well as dealing with the serious aspects also relates to some of the more humorous moments from the incident rooms around the UK and the implementation of the Major Incident systems worldwide.

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£8.40, Concessions £6.90

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