Yorkshire Ripper’s four surviving siblings ‘will shun serial killer’s funeral’
Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, with his wife Sonia
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Just two people will attend the funeral of the Yorkshire Ripper, it has been reported.
Peter Sutcliffe, 74, died in hospital last week after contracting Covid-19 and refusing treatment.
And his four surviving siblings have all decided not to visit his funeral and see him off.
The only two mourners expected for the evil serial killer are his ex-wife Sonia and a funeral director friend.
Sonia divorced her first husband in 1994 – 13 years after he was jailed for life – and has since remarried.
Sutcliffe was estranged from sisters Maureen, 68, and Jane, 64, and brother Carl, 58.
The siblings reportedly fell out when he tried to attend the funeral of his sister Anne, 56, in 2005.
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A source told The Sun : "They were sick of the way he made everything all about him."
Brother Mick, 70, is thought to be too ill to attend the service, where Sutcliffe's body will be cremated.
The source continued: "The relatives know nothing about the arrangements.
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"They fall to Sonia as next of kin. But, whatever they are, the family won’t be going."
Sutcliffe, who was held in Durham’s HMP Frankland, has chosen to be cremated but it is not known where.
There has been some
He got a full-life tariff in 1981 for 13 murders and seven attempted murders.
He was arrested on January 2, 1981 in Sheffield when police spotted his car had false number plates – sitting inside with a woman who was about to become his next victim.
On January 4, he was transferred to Millgarth police station in Leeds and questioned for 10 hours 22 minutes.
During the interview, he admitted 13 killings between 1975 and 1980. Sutcliffe told officers his last words to one victim he offered to walk home were “You don’t know who you can trust these days” – admitting it “sounds a bit evil now”.