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‘The Yorkshire Ripper’ Peter Sutcliffe dies in hospital

The British serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper has died in hospital.

A UK Prison Service spokesman confirmed the death of Peter Sutcliffe, who was arrested in 1981 after a five-year killing spree during which he stabbed and bludgeoned at least 13 women to death.

He was convicted of 13 charges of murder and seven charges of attempted murder and spent the rest of his life in prison.

Sutcliffe, who was 74, had tested positive for Covid-19 and was suffering from underlying health conditions.

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