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The Yorkshire Ripper has been rushed to hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack, according to reports.
Peter Sutcliffe, 74, alerted staff at MP Frankland, in Co Durham after suffering crushing chest pains.
He was taken to A&E on Wednesday after his condition detereorated.
Sutcliffe, who was jailed in 1981 after slaying 13 women in the 70s and 80s, now has been taken to a cardiology ward.
He has been handcuffed to a bed as doctors monitor him and try work out what is wrong with his health.
The serial killer also allegedly feared he was stricken with Covid-19 because he struggled for breath for days.
A source told The Sun: “His heart rate is really high and oxygen is really low. 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.
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“He was complaining of chest pains and went to the healthcare in the prison and was sent straight to A&E."
The source said Sutcliffe is "talking" and "trying to make conversation with the nurses".
They added Sutcliffe is "being treated in his own room" because doctors "won’t treat him on a ward".
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The serial killer under guard in a private room away from other patients.
After Sutcliffe complained of chest pains, guards are said to have taken him to the prison’s hospital wing, before he was taken to University Hospital of North Durham.
Sutcliffe is said to have struggled for sleep in the past week due to his breathlessness.
It is claims he reckons he has had coronavirus after suffering long-term, cold-like symptoms.
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Sutcliffe has snubbed visits since they were restarted after lockdown for fear of contracting the virus.
He allegedly said he 'wasn't risking visits' because the pandemic is getting worse and "really increasing".
Sutcliffe has suffered diabetes and an angina attack in recent years.
He's also almost completely blind and needs help to get around the prison.
Sutcliffe said: “My eyesight is getting worse — I’m bumping into people. I’ve been completely blind in one eye for 20 years and the other one is deteriorating at a fair old rate. For the past couple of months, I felt as if I might have Covid as I felt hot and couldn’t get my breath as though my nostrils were blocked. The trouble is that they don’t let you know if you’re negative — they only reveal if your test was positive, so that’s not a lot of help.”
ITV this month announced it will be airing a new crime drama about the twisted serial killer.
The Yorkshire Ripper will examine the hunt for one of Britain's most notorious and sadistic serial killers.
Sutcliffe is serving a life sentence after brutally murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others in the north of England in the 70s and 80s.
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