Yorkshire Ripper dead at 74

Yorkshire Ripper dead at 74: Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe dies of Covid in jail after murdering 13 women

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe (pictured) has died at the age of 74 after contracting coronavirus

The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has died this morning at the age of 74 after refusing treatment for coronavirus.    

The serial killer, who murdered at least 13 women in the 70s and 80s, has died at HMP Frankland, Co Durham, this morning.

His lungs failed overnight and he was pronounced dead at 1.10am, with no visitors by his bed because of coronavirus restrictions.

A Prison Service spokesman said: ‘HMP Frankland prisoner Peter Coonan [born Sutcliffe] died in hospital on 13 November. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed’.

A source told The Sun: ‘No tears were shed. His death was as pitiful as the vile life he had lived.’

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