Pal smug­gles out wa­ger

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By DOUG KETTERIDGE news@sun­daysport.co.uk

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.”

FACE OF EVIL: Peter Sut­cliffe

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.