The Yorkshire Ripper, one of Britain’s most horrific serial killers, has died aged 74.
The Ripper, real name Peter Sutcliffe, died in the early hours of this morning, Sky News reports.
Yorkshire Ripper serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has died https://t.co/fi7LLGF9qu— SkyNews (@SkyNews) November 13, 2020
Almost forty years ago, in 1981, Sutcliffe, who had been dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper by the press, was found guilty of 13 murders.
All of Sutcliffe’s victims were women.
He was also charged with the attempted murder of many more women.
BREAKING: Peter Sutcliffe, the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’, has died – reportedly from coronavirus.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 13, 2020
May this despicable serial killer rot in hell.
May his 13 victims finally rest in peace. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/JCgupk8Rr3
Sutcliffe is renowned as one of the most evil men of the 20th Century. Infamous for his brutal murders – he not only killed his victims but tortured and mutilated them.
He was named after his Victorian predecessor, Jack The Ripper.
He was forced to serve 20 concurrent life sentences initially, however this was later increased to a whole life order.
Sutcliffe suffered from a series of different health problems such as diabetes and heart problems.
He then tested positive for coronavirus however refused treatment for the deadly virus.
He was 74 at the time of his death.