Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe dies after refusing treatment for Covid
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Peter Sutcliffe reportedly refused treatment for coronavirus earlier this week at the University Hospital of North Durham, three miles from the maximum security Frankland jail where he was an inmate.
Two weeks ago, the serial killer was treated at the same hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.
He went back to prison but returned to the hospital after developing coronavirus.
A Prison Service spokesman said: “HMP Frankland prisoner Peter Coonan (born Sutcliffe) died in hospital on November 13. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.”
Sutcliffe had a range of conditions including heart trouble, diabetes and obesity
He was serving a whole life term for murdering 13 women across Yorkshire and the North West between 1975 and 1980.