Peter Sutcliffe, Nicknamed Yorkshire Ripper, Dies of COVID-19, Britain's Serial Killer Had Refused Treatment

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England, November 13: Britain's infamous serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has died of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection at the age of 74. Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, was serving a whole life term for killing 13 women across Yorkshire and Manchester in the UK between 1975 and 1980. Sutcliffe died in a hospital where he had reportedly refused treatment for COVID-19. 'Chain Man', West Bengal's Serial Killer Kamruzzaman Sarkar, Sentenced to Death for Rape and Murder; Superstition Had Led to His Arrest.

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"HMP (Her Majesty's Prison) Frankland prisoner Peter Coonan (born Sutcliffe) died in hospital on 13 November. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed," a Prison Service spokesperson told CNN. Sutcliffe was convicted of killing of 13 women and attempting to kill at least seven more in 1981. His first victim was 28-year-old mother-of-four Wilma McCann, who was hit with a hammer and stabbed 15 times. Serial Killer Jolly Shaju Who Killed 6 Family Members Reveals Reason Why She Murdered Each of Them.

Who is Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe?

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was a serial killer who murdered 13 women across Yorkshire and Manchester between 1975 and 1980. Born in Shipley, West Yorkshire on June 2, 1946, Sutcliffe was a school dropout. He was working as a tyre fitter and a lorry driver when he killed 13 women, mostly prostitutes. He first attacked Anna Rogulskyj in July 1975.

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Peter Sutcliffe was arrested from Sheffield on January 2, 1981. UK media nicknamed him the Yorkshire Ripper after "Jack the Ripper", a serial killer from London who was active in 1888. They were called "ripper" because they would mutilate victims’ bodies with a hammer and a screwdriver.