THE PARTYS OVER FOR THE RIPPER

Ripper is told his cushy life is over: After 32 years
in Broadmoor, Sutcliffe is going to a proper jail after officially
being declared sane

  • Peter Sutcliffe has been declared ‘sane’ and will leave Broadmoor
  • He will be moved to a top-security prison within weeks after hearing
  • Mental Health Tribunal’s decision will save taxpayer £250,000 per year
  • The 70-year-old will live out his days among inmates aware of his crimes 
Peter Sutcliffe, pictured, the Yorkshire Ripper, has lost his battle to remain at Broadmoor and will be transferred to a top-security prison

Peter Sutcliffe, pictured, the
Yorkshire Ripper, has lost his battle to remain at Broadmoor and will be
transferred to a top-security prison
The Yorkshire Ripper’s ‘cushy life’ in a mental hospital has been brought to an end after he was officially declared sane.
Peter Sutcliffe has lost his fight to remain at Broadmoor and will be moved to a top-security prison ‘within weeks’.
The decision by the Mental Health Tribunal will save the taxpayer £250,000 a year. 
High
security jail costs only £50,000 a year – compared to £300,000 in
Broadmoor, where the serial killer has spent more than three decades and
has a TV and DVDs in his room.
The 70-year-old will now live out his days with killers and other inmates who are fully aware of his monstrous crimes. 
He will die in jail as he is serving a whole-life tariff.
One source close to the case said: ‘For him, the cushy life he thinks he has in Broadmoor is finally over now.’
Sutcliffe has previously claimed that he would go on hunger strike if he was made to leave Broadmoor. 
He
was given 20 life sentences in 1981 and transferred to the Berkshire
hospital from prison three years later after being diagnosed with
paranoid schizophrenia.
But
over the course of his sentence, Sutcliffe has cost the taxpayer as
much as £10million to keep locked up – much of it owing to the high cost
of Broadmoor.
He has also set the public back hundreds of thousands of pounds in legal aid.
As well as the 13 women he butchered in a six-year reign of terror, he tried to murder at least seven more.
For
years the Ripper – who claimed he murdered the women after hearing God
tell him to kill sex workers – has insisted he remains insane in order
to stay in hospital.
But
psychiatrists and other experts working for the government tribunal
this week ruled he was sane and should be returned to jail. 
Liz Truss, the new Justice Secretary, last night agreed to rubber-stamp the decision.
Pictured: Twelve of the 13 women Sutcliffe murdered during his time at large

Pictured: Twelve of the 13 women Sutcliffe murdered during his time at large
Work will now begin to move the killer to an as yet undecided category A prison.
He
is expected to be regularly moved from jail to jail owing to his
notoriety and the likelihood that other inmates may wish to harm or even
kill him.
A
Ministry of Justice spokesman said that Sutcliffe – now known as Peter
Coonan – will ‘remain locked up and will never be released for his evil
crimes’.
She
added: ‘Decisions over whether prisoners are to be sent back to prison
from secure hospitals are based on clinical assessments made by
independent medical staff.
‘The High Court ordered in 2010 that Peter Coonan should never be released. This was upheld by the Court of Appeal. 
‘Our thoughts are with Coonan’s victims and their families.’ 
In
one of the most notorious cases of the past century, Sutcliffe used a
range of weapons including a hammer, screwdriver and knives to mutilate
women across the north of England. 
Since
his conviction, police and other experts have suggested he may have
killed many more women than those he was convicted for in the 1981
trial.
It is thought Sutcliffe has cost the taxpayer £10million during his stay at Broadmoor

It is thought Sutcliffe has cost the taxpayer £10million during his stay at Broadmoor
The
monster is said to be furious at the prospect of leaving the hospital,
where he has a Freeview TV and DVD player in his room. 
He
is believed to prefer it there as the other patients are often on drugs
to control their own conditions and do not pose a threat to him. 
He has apparently vowed to stop eating and stop taking his antipsychotic drugs if he is moved.
Earlier
this year, he reportedly said: ‘I wouldn’t have to take it. I’d be
protesting against them saying I wasn’t ill. I’d go on hunger strike as
well.’
He
has also started claiming once again that he can hear a ‘voice from
God’ telling him to kill prostitutes – the same excuse he gave when he
was handed concurrent life sentences for the brutal murders.
He apparently says the voices in his head have urged him to murder two women in a Broadmoor visiting room.
But Sutcliffe’s brother claims the killer faked mental illness to avoid being sent to a maximum security jail.
Carl
Sutcliffe, 50, said his sibling was never mentally ill and had planned
to ‘make out that he was mad and then he’d get an easy ride’. 
The Ripper’s victims and their families have also called for his cushy life in Broadmoor to be brought to an end.
Sutcliffe pictured with his then-wife Sonia, now 65, on their wedding day in 1974

Sutcliffe pictured with his then-wife Sonia, now 65, on their wedding day in 1974

Marcella Claxton, 59, was 20 when Sutcliffe attacked her with a hammer. 
She
said: ‘He should be moved to a prison, he’s not sick is he? He wasn’t
mentally ill when he attacked me. He should be treated like anyone
else.’
Julie
Lowry, 55, whose mother Olive Smelt also survived an attack by the
killer, said: ‘I don’t think he was ever really mad. If it makes his
life harder, yes, he should be moved out of Broadmoor.’
When
he was sentenced to 20 life sentences in 1981, the judge told him he
would serve a minimum of 30 years – but this was never formally fixed at
the time. 
In 2010, he used legal aid to try to secure his release by claiming he was no longer a threat to the public.
A
judge rejected his pleas and instead handed him a whole life tariff –
which means he is one of a small band of killers who will die in jail. 
Now
he is taking advantage of a human rights court ruling which says that
he must have a minimum tariff fixed by a court, rather than by a
politician.
Two
years ago Professor Tony Maden, the former head of the dangerous severe
personality disorder unit at Broadmoor, said patients such as Sutcliffe
should be returned to prison. 
The
academic, a professor of forensic psychiatry at Imperial College
London, said: ‘We are far too ready to keep mentally disordered
prisoners in places like Broadmoor indefinitely, particularly if they
are famous.’
Fiend who butchered 13 women in six-year killing spree
By Sam Greenhill, Chief Reporter for the Daily Mail
Sutcliffe, pictured, reportedly launched his killing spree after being swindled out of money by a prostitute

Sutcliffe, pictured, reportedly launched his killing spree after being swindled out of money by a prostitute
The
Yorkshire Ripper butchered 13 women and tried to murder seven others,
mutilating his victims with a hammer, screwdriver and knife.
Bradford
lorry driver Peter Sutcliffe regularly used prostitutes and apparently
launched his killing spree after being swindled out of money by one of
them and her pimp.
For nearly six years from 1975 he terrorised the people of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. 
Starting by killing prostitutes, he moved on to bludgeoning women at random in the streets.
His youngest victim, Jayne MacDonald, was 16, and the oldest, Marguerite Walls, was 47. 
The first woman he killed was mother of four Wilma McCann, whom he stabbed 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach. 
The last was Jacqueline Hill, a 20-year-old student murdered on waste ground in Leeds.
At least one of the women he murdered left a tormented child who took their own life as an adult.
Yorkshire
Police hunting the murderer gathered a quarter of a million names,
individually filed on cards, and more than 30,000 statements. But none
of it led to his arrest. 
A former detective recently claimed police even suspected Jimmy Savile at one stage and brought him in for questioning. 
Years later Savile and Sutcliffe formed a disturbing friendship when the BBC star did volunteering work at Broadmoor.
Between
1978 and 1979 hoaxer John Humble, who was later jailed, sent police on a
wild goose chase to the North East looking for someone with a Geordie
accent. 
Sutcliffe
was eventually snared by chance in 1980 in a red light area of
Sheffield during a routine number-plate check of his car. 
His then wife Sonia Szurma, whom he married in 1974, told of her shock. 
At
his Old Bailey trial in 1981 Sutcliffe claimed he had heard a voice
while working as a gravedigger in 1967, and that God had instructed him
to kill prostitutes. 
The jury did not believe him, and Sutcliffe was sentenced to 20 life terms.
The trial judge ruled he should serve at least 30 years and he was sent to Parkhurst, a regular prison, on the Isle of Wight. 
In 1983 an inmate plunged a broken coffee jar into his face, requiring 30 stitches.
In
1984, Sutcliffe was moved to Broadmoor secure mental hospital in
Berkshire after being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. 
Home Secretaries subsequently decided he should never be released. 
Sutcliffe
appealed against this at the High Court in 2010 but Mr Justice Mitting
turned him down, comparing his spree to a ‘terrorist outrage’. 
Yet the Ripper gets fan mail and has even been engaged.
He was attacked in Broadmoor too – stabbed in both eyes by a convicted murderer. He lost the sight in his left eye. 
In
2015, he was allowed out to visit an NHS clinic in Surrey for treatment
to his right eye, mingling with shocked members of the public. 
His weight had ballooned to almost 20st and he has a range of ailments.
Sutcliffe has gone on hunger strike when he previously thought he would be moved to a jail. 
In 2005, he was on the verge of a coma after starving himself for 12 days.
In
recent months, he has been on suicide watch after realising
psychiatrists were sceptical of his mental health ruse and could have
him transferred back to jail. 
Now, at last, it is happening.

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