UK court rules that Yorkshire Ripper will die in jail

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London, July 16 (ANI): A high court has ruled that Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The 63-year-old former lorry driver, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, was convicted at the Old Bailey in 1981.

He received 20 life terms for the murder of 13 women and the attempted murder of seven others in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

Ruling on the serial killer application to have a minimum term set which would give him the chance of parole, The Telegraph quoted Mr. Justice Mitting, as saying that "early release provisions" were "not to apply" in this case.

He said he had read statements by relatives of six murdered victims, and said: "They are each moving accounts of the great loss and widespread and permanent harm to the living caused by six of his crimes.

He added: "I have no doubt that they are representative of the unspoken accounts of others who have not made statements. None of them suggest any term other than a whole life term would be regarded by them as appropriate."

Sutcliffe is currently being held in Broadmoor top security psychiatric hospital after being transferred from prison in 1984 suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. (ANI)

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