London, September 3 (ANI): Never before seen personal collection of prison possessions belonging to the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe have been put on public display for the first time, including handwritten love-letters from a besotted female pen-pal.
The items present a bizarre and pathetic picture of a killer scribbling desperate love-letters to his hypnotherapist and stripper pen pal, Sandra Lester, listening to 1980's Eurythmics songs such as 'Better to have Lost in Love' and 'I Can't Stand it', and reggae classic love songs.
The 66-year-old serial killer's letters to Lester, who was also an escort girl and glamour model, were written from May 1993 to September that year.
The correspondence only ended, according to Lester - after Sutcliffe asked her to marry him and she rejected him.
He referred to their correspondence as his 'Cloud nine' letters and Lester as his 'Sweet Potato'.
The cold-hearted killer joked about building a helicopter and 'weaving a magic carpet' to fly away on.
The letters also reveal how he fantasised about Lester and him running away together and living on a desert island or flying on a balloon over Africa's tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro.
Sutcliffe told Lester that he had turned his hospital room into a shrine to her, with pictures of her on display.
He appeared to encourage Lester's attempts to introduce him to hypo-therapy via video tape recordings.
"I played both videos (you sent me) over and over again, they're a big help. I can feel a change for the better," the Daily Mail quoted him as writing in a letter.
Among the unseen items are cassette tapes showing the murderer's feel-good musical tastes, a gloomy landscape oil painting signed with the initials PWS (Peter William Sutcliffe), a prison radio and desk lamp, and these are all now displayed at the crime museum at Little Dean Jail, Gloucestershire.
According to his letters, Sutcliffe's favourite colours were "turquoise, purple, emerald green and yellow. I like red but only in small amounts...as in large quantities it can be overpowering."
His letters showed he had a love of wildlife programmes. The murderer and rapist revealed his fondness for bee keeping, referring to them as "marvellous wee creatures."
At the end of his letters to Lester, Sutcliffe would sign off by gushing his gratitude across the page "Thank you dearly for your soopa doopa exquisitely utopian lovely letter."
After a 1970's reign of terror in northern English cities including Leeds and Bradford, monster Sutcliffe was arrested and finally convicted in May 1981 for murdering 13 women, many of them sex workers, using a rope, knife and hammer - and attacking a further seven female victims.
Sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to Broadmoor high security hospital for Britain's most disturbed patients where he still languishes there half-blind thanks to repeated attacks by fellow inmates.
This previously unseen collection of items sheds new light on how the killer has spent his time in captivity. (ANI)