NATIONAL: FORMER PARKHURST PRISONER PETER SUTCLIFFE DIES AGED 74

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The Yorkshire Ripper, who started his 39-year stretch inside at HMP Parkhurst here on the Isle of Wight, has died aged 74.

Peter Sutcliffe was incarcerated in 1981 after killing at least 13 women across the North. Although he spent many years at Broadmoor Hospital under the Mental Health Act, Sutcliffe started his prison sentence at Parkhurst on 22nd May 1981 where he spent 3 years behind the bars of the-then Cat A prison.

It is prisoners such as the Yorkshire Ripper and The Krays which gave Parkhurst its notoriety. Nowadays, Parkhurst is part of HMP Isle of Wight – a Cat B prison and mainly houses sex offenders.

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It’s at Parkhurst that Sutcliffe was first attacked. In January 1983 he was wounded by another inmate who used a broken coffee jar as a weapon, leading to the Ripper requiring 30 stitches to his face. Just over a year after the attack, Peter was transferred out of Parkhurst and straight to Broadmoor for treatment for paranoid schizophernia. He was attacked again in 1996, 1997 and 2007.

Peter Sutcliffe after the attack at Parkhurst in 1983

Sutcliffe died in hospital during the early hours of this morning (Friday) after refusing treatment for COVID-19. He had been of ill-health in recent months and was serving his whole-life sentence  at HMP Frankland after being transferred out of Broadmoor in 2016.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice has said:

“HMP Frankland prisoner Peter Coonan (born Sutcliffe) died in hospital on 13 November. The prisons and probation ombudsman has been informed.”

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Deejay
Deejay
2 months ago

Bit of good news at last.

Ivy searle
Ivy searle
Reply to  Deejay
2 months ago

Unable to say that I bet IF he had been non white.

Tell it how it is
Tell it how it is
2 months ago

Refused treatment for Covid.. that’ll be another PERSON DIES OF COVID 19 lie.

plato
plato
2 months ago

Excellent news. The day is looking up already

Ivy searle
Ivy searle
Reply to  plato
2 months ago

One down, tens of thousand imported here to go.

Karn Evil 9
Karn Evil 9
2 months ago

The sun is out over the island.

Sharon
Sharon
2 months ago

Should’ve been hung decades ago. Hope it was painful & he was drowning slowly.
Trouble is it will never be as painful as what the families of those women endured for years.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
2 months ago

The UK can live with one less rapist and murderer to feed and keep in jail at the tax payers expense. No sad loss here.

Paul Davies
Paul Davies
2 months ago

In the words of the late, great Windsor Davies “Oh dear, what a pity, never mind”

Old bean
Old bean
2 months ago

At last brilliant news

Tony
Tony
2 months ago

Pity it took so long.

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