Yorkshire Ripper Wiki- Yorkshire Ripper Biography
Yorkshire Ripper Peter William Sutcliffe, born on June 2 1946, was a British serial killer convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others over a five-year period between 1975 and 1980.
Sutcliffe was dubbed The Yorkshire Ripper when his identity was still unknown-it was a reference to Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer who targeted prostitutes in the East End of London in the 1800s.
His murders, which took place across West Yorkshire and two in Manchester, sparked one of the largest police investigations in British history.
Three months after the brutal attack on 20-year-old Jacqueline Hill in Leeds, the police caught up and she was initially arrested over unidentified registration plates.
Sutcliffe was sitting in the car with a sex worker and the police later found murder weapons in the vehicle.
After two days of questioning, he admitted to the murders. When asked why he committed the murders Sutcliffe claimed that voices in his head had told him to kill prostitutes ‘-yet not all of his victims fit the profile.
Sutcliffe was sentenced to 20 concurrent life sentences, he began his sentence at HMP Pankhurst in May 1981 but was transferred to Broadmoor in March 1984.
He spent thirty years at Broadmoor Hospital before being moved to HMP Frankland in County Durham in 2016.
Yorkshire Ripper Age
Yorkshire Ripper age is 74 years old.
Peter Sutcliffe Die
Sutcliffe died on 13 November 2022 at the University Hospital of North Durham at 1.10am
A report produced by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO), which investigated deaths in prison, detailed his final days.
Sutcliffe, who was suffering from diabetes, angina and paranoid schizophrenia, on 27 October, the report states his condition began to deteriorate and he told a prison nurse he felt ‘unwell and very dizzy’.
Sutcliffe, who was suffering from diabetes, angina and paranoid schizophrenia, was taken from Frankland Prison to the hospital to have a pacemaker fitted.
The following day, Sutcliffe was taken to hospital where he had a pacemaker fitted and was tested for Covid twice.
He was tested again upon his return to prison on 4 November and was found to be positive. PPO Sue McAllister wrote in the report that Sutcliffe may have contracted Covid-19 in hospital.
On 6 November, Sutcliffe was observed by a prison nurse to be ‘coughing continuously and was unable to get out of bed.’
Sutcliffe spent two short stints of time in hospital on 8 and 9 November over concerns about his low oxygen rate and, a day later, returned to hospital.
The killer, who had earlier declined to shield from Covid on a different prison wing, continued to deteriorate.
In the report, Ms McAllister said she was satisfied that the prison staff had contacted Sutcliffe’s next of kin to inform them that he was dying but said she was ‘disappointed’ that staff had to ‘act as messengers for their personal messages’ and they could do not communicate directly.
The first episode of The Long Shadow will air on Monday 25 September ITV1 and ITVX and 9pm.
The docuseries is based on Wicked Beyond Belief by Michael Bilton, a critically acclaimed investigation into the police handling of the case.
Episodes will be released weekly, and the finale will air on 6 November. The first episode begins in October 1975 with the murder of Wilma McCann, a mother of four from Leeds.
The upcoming drama will ‘sensitively focus on the lives of the victims’ of Sutcliffe’s crimes as well as the police investigation that ensued, the synopsis reads.
It said: ‘With the victims, their families and the survivors at the heart of this series, The Long Shadow brings a new perspective to a well-documented story.’