Tribunal rules Yorkshire Ripper can be sent to mainstream prison

Peter Sutcliffe, now known as Peter Coonan, may be released from Broadmoor after mental illness judged to be under control

The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women during the 1970s, may be released from Broadmoor, the secure psychiatric hospital, and sent to a mainstream prison after a tribunal concluded his mental illness was under control.

Sutcliffe was given 20 life sentences when he was convicted in 1981 but in 1984 was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and transferred to Broadmoor.

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