Peter William Sutcliffe was born on 2nd June 1946. He is an English serial killer who was dubbed the “Yorkshire Ripper” by the press. In 1981 Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others. He was sentenced to 20 concurrent life sentences, which were converted to a whole life order in 2010.
Sutcliffe had regularly used the services of prostitutes in Leeds and Bradford. The majority of his victims had worked as prostitutes. Peter Sutcliffe is an interesting case because it was only after he was convicted he was diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia. Later, he was declared sane and moved to a prison.
He died in hospital on the morning of Friday 13th November 2020 of COVID 19.