Yorkshire Ripper ‘doesn’t think he’s public risk anymore and wants prison move’

The Yorkshire Ripper doesn’t think he’s a public risk anymore and wants to move to a lower category prison, claim reports.

Peter Sutcliffe is said to be bidding to be downgraded by appealing against his high-risk inmate status.

The 72-year-old who murdered 13 women and tried to kill seven others is being held in a Category A facility at Frankland Prison in County Durham.

However, he is said to be hoping to he can convince jail bosses he should be move to a less secure facility.


The Sun claims he is set to attend a tribunal hearing next month where his fate will be decided.

But to give himself the best chance possible Sutcliffe is said to be undergoing therapy sessions.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Sutcliffe is doing what he can to show he is ready to be lowered to Cat B and is not a danger.

“He knows doing the psychology, or at least asking to do it, will improve his chances.”

The Mirror reported late last year how Sutcliffe feared he had testicular cancer after being struck down by swelling.

Decades after his brutal murders e is said to have been reduced to an incontinent and "shuffling" old man who can "barely keep himself clean".

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