After catching the coronavirus, the Yorkshire Ripper serial killer died in hospital, Britain’s Prison Service has reported.
After being moved there from maximum security HMP Frankland, where he was an inmate, Peter Sutcliffe reportedly declined treatment at the University Hospital of North Durham.
Sutcliffe, 74, tested positive for COVID-19 and was suffering from health problems causing it.
Between 1975 and 1980, he served a life-long sentence for murdering 13 women in Yorkshire and England’s North West.
He was arrested in 1981 and was moved to HMP Frankland in 2016, following a long stay at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, after being considered healthy enough to spend time in prison.