Peter Sutcliffe dead – Latest news and updates as Yorkshire Ripper dies of Covid

Peter Sutcliffe has died in prison at the age of 74.

The Yorkshire Ripper, who was one of the UK’s worst serial killers, died after refusing any treatment for coronavirus.

Sutcliffe had spent nearly 40 years locked up in prison and Broadmoor Hospital after being convicted of killing 13 women and attempting to kill seven others between 1975 and 1980.

Sutcliffe’s five-year-reign of terror led to a huge manhunt before his eventual arrest.

The Sun revealed earlier this year the killer had tested positive for Covid, and he already suffered from a catalogue of health problems before his lungs collapsed at 1.10am this morning.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “HMP Frankland prisoner Peter Coonan (born Sutcliffe) died in hospital on 13 November.

“The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.”

  • Ripper died in hospital this morning having contracted coronavirus
  • He refused medical treatment from doctors and nurses
  • Sutcliffe had spent nearly 40 years behind bars
  • Wilma McCann was his first known victim

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