The Yorkshire Ripper has had both hands cuffed to a hospital bed and is being watched over by guards after suffering a suspected heart attack, it has been claimed.
Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe was reportedly rushed from his prison cell to A&E on Wednesday amid fears he may also have contracted the coronavirus.
The 74-year-old’s health has been deteriorating for months and in recent days he’s said to have developed crushing chest pains.
He is understood to be being held in a private room on the cardiology ward at University Hospital of North Durham, where he was quickly transferred from the hospital wing at HMP Frankland, Co Durham.
A source told The Sun, ward staff are monitoring Sutcliffe to “work out exactly what’s happened”, adding: “He’s had symptoms of a heart attack.”
“He’s got three officers with him in hospital and is cuffed by both hands and is also cuffed to the bed.
“He was complaining of chest pains and went to the healthcare in the prison and was sent straight to A&E.”
The source said the murderer is “talking and trying to make conversation with the nurses”, having been admitted to the ward at 8.25pm.
Sutcliffe has reportedly been complaining of shortness of breath which has prevented him sleeping and is said to be petrified of catching Covid-19 having suffered flu symptoms for weeks.
In recent years, he has suffered diabetes and an angina attack and is almost completely blind.
Sutcliffe is currently serving a whole life order, after being convicted in 1981 of murdering 13 women and trying to kill seven others.
In 1997, he was attacked by a fellow inmate, which damaged his eyesight.