Police found grotesque ‘murder’ outfit under Yorkshire Ripper’s trousers
One of the UK’s most infamous serial killers, Peter Sutcliffe, has died in prison at the age of 74.
Known as the Yorkshire Ripper, he is known to have brutally murdered at least 13 women in the late 1970s, as well as injuring seven more.
Sutcliffe, who was serving 20 concurrent life sentences, was jailed after police caught the killer with 24-year-old prostitute Olivia Reivers in 1981.
Police did a random check, realised he was with a prostitute, and found the car had false number plates.
They arrested him, but soon found his appearance matched descriptions of the Yorkshire Ripper.
Police question him about the case, and soon found something utterly shocking.
During a police strip search, they found he was wearing what amounts to a grotesque “murder” outfit.
The Yorkshireman was wearing an inverted V-neck jumper, but the sleeves had been pulled over his legs, with the opening exposing his crotch and genitals.
The elbows were padded, so his knees wouldn’t be scratched when kneeling over his victims’ bodies.
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This so-called “killing suit”, according to The Guardian, made it easier for him to masturbate over their corpses.
This chilling detail was kept secret, and only made public knowledge in 2003, in Michael Bilton’s book Wicked Beyond Belief.
Bilton went on to describe Sutcliffe as a "monstrous and disturbed individual" who was "a sick and perverted killer who got powerful sexual thrills from having women at his mercy as he slaughtered them".
When he started killing vulnerable women, his murder method remained fairly consistent.
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe's twisted murder method which left brutal injuries
He would strike his victims, who were mainly prostitutes, from behind with a hammer, before stabbing them repeatedly with a knife or screw driver.
First victim Wilma was stabbed 15 times in the neck and stomach, after she was hit over the had with a hammer.
His second victim, Emily, was hit over the head with a hammer, before Sutcliffe dragged her body to a yard filled with rubbish.
Two days later after Sutcliffe’s outfit was discovered, he confessed to being the Yorkshire Ripper, and the 13 murders.
After a two week trial, Sutcliffe was found guilty of the gruesome killings, and jailed for 20 life sentences.
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