Yorkshire Ripper 'handcuffed to hospital bed' after suspected heart attack

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

A source said ward staff are monitoring serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, 74, 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,’ the source added.

‘He was complaining of chest pains and went to the healthcare in the prison and was sent straight to A&E.’

But he is now reportedly recovering and talking to nurses, according to the Sun.

Sutcliffe is understood to be being held in a private room away from other patients on the cardiology ward at the University Hospital of North Durham, which is near to HMP Frankland, where he was being held.

He reportedly feared he might contract coronavirus in prison before he was rushed to the Accident and Emergency department.

The Ripper, who is serving life for the murder of 13 women across Yorkshire and the North West between 1975 and 1980, has struggled to breathe in the last week and has slept badly.

He was taken to hospital on Wednesday evening.

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

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: ‘We don’t comment on individual prisoners.’

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