Peter Sutcliffe, Britse moordenaar bekend as die Yorkshire Ripper, sterf met koronavirus

Londen British serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has died in hospital aged 74 nadat hy Covid-19 gekontrakteer het, het die Britse ministerie van justisie Vrydag gesê.

Bynaam die “Yorkshire Ripper” deur die Britse pers, Sutcliffe was convicted in 1981 for murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others during a reign of terror in northern England between 1975 en 1980. He was serving a whole life term.
He had been suffering from underlying health conditions before testing positive for Covid-19, but the Prison Service could not confirm the cause of death as that isrightly a matter for the coroner.
A Prison Service spokesperson said: “HMP (Her Majesty’s Prison) Frankland prisoner Peter Coonan (born Sutcliffe) died in hospital on 13 November. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.
    Sutcliffe spent many years in Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital, before being considered stable enough in 2016 to be transferred to HMP Frankland in County Durham, Britain’s PA news agency said.

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