Monster: The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has died after contracting coronavirus at HMP Frankland in County Durham

Peter Sutcliffe, 74 was known as on of the UK’s most notorious prisoners after he murdered at least 13 women in the north on England in the late 1970s.

In 1981 he was jailed and spent several years at Broadmoor Hospital where he was treated for paranoid schizophrenia.

In 2010 his sentence was made a whole-life term and he was transferred to HMP Frankland in County Durham in 2016.

Sutcliffe died at University Hospital of North Durham, three miles from where he was an inmate, a Prison Service spokesman confirmed.

He had developed Covid-19 and it is believed that he had refused treatment for the virus.