FURY AS RIPPER WINS £750 ON THE HORSES
Pal smuggles out wager
ANGER erupted last night after it was revealed psycho serial killer Peter Sutcliffe had secretly won £750 betting on horse races.
The 68-year-old monster, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of 13 women in the 70s.
He used one of his many contacts on the outside to place the £1 Lucky 15 bet at a cost of just £15.
Three of the four horses came in, netting the evil murderer a mouthwatering £750. The names of the winning horses have not been revealed.
A spokesman for the prison pressure group Life Means Life last night said: “This is an outrage – it’s a kick in the teeth for the justice system.
“You can imagine the sick psycho gloating in his cushy cell at the thought of winning all that cash.
“I can think of a few of his victims’ relatives who deserve the money more than he does.
“We’re told killers can’t profit from their life of crime. Well that doesn’t seem to apply to Sutcliffe.”
It is understood the stake was passed from Sutcliffe to one of the many people who visit him at Broadmoor, where the 20-stone killer enjoys four visits a week – some of them lasting up to four hours – as part of his cushy lifestyle behind bars.
He is said to have money to spend in the psychiatric hospital’s shop, and attends a ceramics workshop as well as twice-weekly bible studies sessions. It has been claimed that he is now a Jehovah’s Witness – although he could be in trouble with them as betting is strictly forbidden.
A friend of one of the people who regularly visits him told Midweek Sport: “It was the talk of the waiting room the other week.
“One guy agreed to take the money along with a note from Sutcliffe of the horses he fancied.
“The races were the following day and three of the four romped home.
“We were gobsmacked – he’s already got the £750 winnings back. He probably watched the races on his satellite TV.”
Broadmoor may now launch an internal investigation to see if any rules were breached.
Bert Sankey, spokesman for victims help group Make Them Pay, said: “It’s sick that he’s allowed to enjoy luxuries like betting, watching telly and being fed better than most of us on the outside can afford.
“The money should be taken off him and given to victims’ charities.”
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