Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe ‘wanted his ashes scattered in Paris’ by ex

The Yorkshire Ripper had wanted his ashes scattered by his ex-wife Sonia in Paris where they honeymooned.

Peter Sutcliffe, who has died in hospital aged 74 from coronavirus, revealed his desire to fellow inmates.

He told lags he wanted his remains taken to the French capital, where he and Sonia visited after their 1974 wedding.

The twisted serial killer claimed he experienced "true happiness" in the city.

A former inmate at Frankland Prison, Co Durham, where Sutcliffe was serving his sentence, said the murderer admitted he "enjoyed his time there".

The ex-con told the Daily Star last year: "He said that’s where he wants his ashes to go and said it would be fitting if Sonia took him back there one last time.

"He said he enjoyed his time there and it would be nice if his ashes were taken back and scattered in the city.’"

Sonia divorced Sutcliffe in 1994 and married her second husband Michael three years later.

Last year, she was still living in the house she previously shared with the killer in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

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Sutcliffe died in the early hours of today after refusing treatment for Covid-19 at University Hospital of North Durham.

He had been transferred there from maximum security HMP Frankland, where he was serving a whole life term.

Sutcliffe murdered 13 women across Yorkshire and the North West between 1975 and 1980 and was convicted in 1981.

A Prison Service spokesman said: "HMP Frankland prisoner Peter Coonan (born Sutcliffe) died in hospital on November 13.

"The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed."

He had reportedly suffered from a range of conditions before his death including heart trouble, diabetes and obesity.

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