What did he expect? Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe claims authorities are ‘biased’ against him after being told he will die in high security Broadmoor Hospital
- Serial killer demanded to be moved to a lower-security Yorkshire hospital
- But it’s been turned down and he believes authorities have it in for him
- ‘This is really unfair. They’re biased against me because of who I am’
- Jehovah’s Witness does not celebrate Christmas but he’s had 100 cards
Rejected: Sutcliffe has been at Broadmoor for more than 30 years had asked to be moved to a lower-security unit in West Yorkshire – closer to his family and also near where he killed his victims
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe says he has been unfairly treated after he was told he will never leave Broadmoor Hospital.
Britain’s most notorious serial killer wanted to be moved to a lower-security unit in West Yorkshire to be closer to his family – but he would also be a few miles from where he killed his victims and their heartbroken families.
Sutcliffe has been at Broadmoor for more than 30 years after he was given 20 life sentences in 1981 for his killing spree between 1975 and 1980.
He has now blamed ‘biased’ doctors for failing his medical assessment, and said the half-an-hour they spent with him made it ‘impossible’ to make a proper decision about his mental health.
His dream of moving to a 65-bed unit attached to Fieldhead Hospital in Wakefield – 14 miles from Sutcliffe’s former home in Bradford – will now never happen.
According to The Sun he told a friend: ‘This is really unfair. They are biased against me because of who I am’.
A spokesman for the West London Mental Health NHS Trust said: ‘Broadmoor Hospital will not comment on any matter that would breach our duty to maintain patient confidentiality’.
The killer used weapons including a hammer, screwdriver and knives to mutilate women across the north of England, murdering 13 and attempting to kill seven more.
Sutcliffe, who believed he was on a ‘mission from God’ to kill sex workers, is a Jehovah’s Witness so won’t be celebrating Christmas.
But it appears this has not put off people sending him their best wishes, because he has received more than 100 Christmas cards this year.
Broadmoor in Berkshire was designed by a military engineer and was the first custom-built asylum to house criminals when it was developed in 1863.
But it has since been known as a psychiatric hospital rather than a jail.
It costs an estimated £300,000-a-year to house criminals like Sutcliffe, five times more than in a normal prison.
Sutcliffe will be served Turkey and the trimmings and will share a meal with other notorious killers including Robert Napper, who stabbed young mother Rachel Nickell forty-nine times in front of her son in 1992 on Wimbledon Common.
Previously Ronnie Kray – one half of the Kray twins who terrorised people with armed robberies, arson attacks and protection rackets – was housed there.
Cost: Sutcliffe is said to have his own private room at Broadmoor, pictured, with a bed, access to email, a TV and a desk where he writes to penpals
As was Graham Young, known as the teacup poisoner, was a patient in the 1960s after he murdered his stepmother by poisoning her and tried to kill his father, sister and friend. After he was released he tried to poison 70 more people.
Sutcliffe made a bid for freedom in 2010 but a judge ruled he should never be released and should die in custody.
Sutcliffe suffers from diabetes and his health started to deteriorate last year when he went to another hospital for a hernia operation.
He then suffered a heart attack due to the stress of the procedure, The Sun reported last month.
A source said the killer was now angry at Broadmoor staff as he had been waiting nearly two months to see a specialist about a hacking cough.
The unnamed source said: ‘He’s in a bad way due to this cough. It’s extremely severe. He’s having difficulty eating and sleeping, and if they don’t do something about the cough, it could bring another heart attack’.
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