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10 November 2020 10:36

He would have been freed in 2011 but was issued with a whole life order the year before.

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. It is claimed the serial killer, 74, is refusing all treatment by doctors. He was transferred from his isolation cell in top security Frankland prison, County Durham on Sunday after his symptoms worsened.

A source said: "The doctors have warned him they can do nothing for him unless he agrees. One treatment would be the steroid dexamethasone. Peter Sutcliffe, aged 74, who was arrested in Sheffield, began showing symptoms of Covid-19 last week. He had just returned to HMP Frankland in County Durham after receiving hospital treatment for heart problems. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... Peter Sutcliffe on his wedding day (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty) The serial killer is now in isolation behind bars. The Sun reported that Sutcliffe is 'gravely ill' and refusing all treatment for the deadly virus. Sutcliffe is serving a whole life sentence after being convicted of the murder of 13 women and attempted murder of seven others. He was arrested in Broomhall on January 2, 1981 for driving a vehicle with false number plates. A 24-year-old prostitute from the city was with him at the time. His reign of terror lasted between 1975 and 1980 and he was initially sentenced to 20 life sentences and ordered to serve a minimum of 30 years. He would have been freed in 2011 but was issued with a whole life order the year before.