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THE notorious Yorkshire Ripper has been classified low risk and recommended for release from a high-security psychiatric hospital, reports say.
Broadmoor Hospital’s doctors have told lawyers representing the Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women and tried to kill seven others that he is no longer dangerous, The Sun reports.
According to a source close to Sutcliffe, the medics will support his bid to get out of Broadmoor as they believe he is effectively cured as long as he keeps taking his medication.
And if the Ministry of Justice, headed by Jack Straw, agrees with their verdict, he will be moved to a medium-security unit.
That means he would skip the high-security step of the mental hospital process and be given much more freedom.
Sutcliffe believed he was on a “mission from God” to kill prostitutes but not all of his victims were sex workers.
He was jailed in 1981 but transferred to Broadmoor in 1984 after being ruled mentally ill. He refused treatment until 1993, when the Mental Health Act Commission said it should be given forcibly.
Originally posted by Thurisaz
reply to post by nj2day
oh and how much is all of this costing the taxpayer?
Originally posted by nj2day
He's not being released to the street or anything like that... they're simply moving him to a medium security prison... allowing him to skip the max security step...
Originally posted by badgerprints
I hope his new cell mate is a politician.
Originally posted by ufo girl
I work in a a medium secure hospital so it will cost £5000 minimum a week to keep him. The Primary Care Trusts pay for this out of their funding by the NHS. That is with one member of staff observing at all times. We have a patient at the moment who is costing the tax payer £1700 a day, he has 3 members of staff at all times and lives on a ward by himself.
For that money they are given their own bedrooms, have 4 meals a day, get to go out shopping, fishing, sailing etc. They have no rent to pay, no outgoings and they still receive benefits and they have the cheek to refer to the £10,000+ they have in the bank as their hard earned money and complain because they have to pay £100 to the member of staff whose nose was broken by them!