Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe reported to be in hospital in Durham after suspected heart attack

The Yorkshire Ripper is in hospital after reportedly suffering a suspected heart attack.

Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe feared he might contract coronavirus in prison before he was rushed to the Accident and Emergency department, The Sun reports.

The 74-year-old is being treated at the University Hospital of North Durham, near the maximum-security Frankland Prison.

According to the newspaper, he has been handcuffed to a bed in a private room and is being treated in a cardiology ward away from other patients.

The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe. Picture: PA.

The Ripper, who is serving life for the murder of 13 women across Yorkshire and the North West between 1975 and 1980, was taken to hospital on Wednesday, October 28.

Sutcliffe was jailed for life in 1981 and, after a long spell in Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, he was transferred to HMP Frankland in 2016 after being deemed stable enough to serve time in prison.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “We don’t comment on individual prisoners.”

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