Boris Johnson says Yorkshire Ripper was ‘depraved and evil individual’ who ‘rightly died behind bars’

Published: 14 November 2020, 2:28 PM

Post Desk : Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was a “depraved and evil individual” who rightly died behind bars, Boris Johnson said today.

The Prime Minister stressed his “barbaric” crimes caused “unimaginable suffering and appalled” Britain.

Sutcliffe died, aged 74, at the University Hospital of North Durham after being transferred there from maximum security HMP Frankland, where he was an inmate.

Britain’s most notorious killer of the 20th century had refused treatment for Covid-19.

He was serving a whole life term for murdering 13 women across Yorkshire and the North West.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The Prime Minister’s thoughts today are with those who lost their lives, the survivors, and with the families and the friends of Sutcliffe’s victims.

“Peter Sutcliffe was a depraved and evil individual whose crimes caused unimaginable suffering and appalled this country.

“Nothing will ever detract from the harm that he caused.

“It is right that he died behind bars for his barbaric murders and for his attempted murders.”