The notorious serial killer claimed in a harrowing interview that the author of a book researching the killer was one of his victims while serving his sentence
The Yorkshire Ripper has recreated one of his hammer attacks on a guest writer in Broadmoor.
Shocked Alfie James, 46, questioned Peter Sutcliffe to research a book based on conversations with the monster.
The serial killer explained how he tried to kill Marilyn Moore, 25, in Leeds in December 1977 but failed.
Alfie said: “For reasons only he knew, he felt the need to show me how he wielded the hammer.
“It was like he was holding an imaginary one and swinging it at my head. It really shocked me.”
The killer claimed he slipped on mud as he swung at Marilyn and fled in his car.
Alfie added: “This wasn’t the first time he had shown me his attacks and I thought he had no real remorse for his victims.
“Sometimes he said he wished the attacks had never happened.
“But he wouldn’t repeat them the way he did me if he didn’t get some sort of thrill from it.”
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Sutcliffe served a life sentence from 1975 to 1980 for 13 murders and seven attempted murders in Yorkshire and Manchester.
Alfie said Sutcliffe also made sick jokes about his crimes – but was too scared of visitors when Covid hit.
“I won’t risk it,” he said to Alfie, “it will kill you.”
At the time the ailing fiend was in Frankland Prison in Co Durham where his prediction came true and he died aged 74 after contracting Covid in November 2020.
I’m The Yorkshire Ripper by Alfie James and Robin Perrie is published by Mirror Books and costs £8.99. Also available as an eBook.
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