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07 November 2020 14:38

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Y orkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has tested positive for coronavirus and been put in isolation in a high security prison. The notorious serial killer was in hospital with suspected heart problems but returned to HMP Frankland on Tuesday after five nights away. He developed symptoms on Thursday and medics at the top security jail in County Durham and is now in isolation. The 74-year-old has underlying health issues and a source told the Sun: "He ticks so many of the danger categories for coronavirus." Sutcliffe, who is currently serving a whole life order after being convicted in 1981 of murdering 13 women and trying to kill seven others, is said to be stable. Essential news, delivered daily Email Sign up Sign up Evening Standard would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here {{message}} {{message}} The source added: "He started showing symptoms on Thursday.

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe tests positive for coronavirus in prison

The results were turned around quickly because of the danger of him spreading it.