Yorkshire Ripper could move from Berkshire’s Broadmoor to a lower …

SERIAL killer Peter Sutcliffe known as The Yorkshire Ripper could be moved from Broadmoor Hospital in Crowthorne, Berkshire, to a lower-security unit to the east of Reading. Sutcliffe (pictured), 68, was jailed for life for murdering 13 women and has spent three decades at the high-security hospital. But there are now plans to move him to a Priory unit possibly Priory Thornford Park in Crookham Hill, Berkshire, which sits in woodland near Newbury.

Family members of his victims are said to be furious about the plans. Senior medical staff are in the process of compiling a report detailing whether the former trucker who targeted prostitutes during is killing spree over five years is suitable for the move. Sutcliffe, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, has been housed at Broadmoor since 1981 when he was given 20 life sentences.

The killer, who tried to murder seven other women between 1975 and 1980, is serving a whole life tariff but moving him to a Priory centre could lead to a new legal challenge over his sentence, reports The Telegraph.

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