YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was refused permission by the Prison Service to attend his father's funeral, which took place yesterday.
Sutcliffe, 57, who is serving life for the murder of 13 women, had applied for compassionate leave to attend his father's funeral in Bradford.
It is understood that his request was turned down after a Home Office risk assessment.
John Sutcliffe, 81, died from cancer at a hospice near his West Yorkshire home.
Sutcliffe had hoped to leave Broadmoor top-security hospital to attend the funeral.
It would have been his first return to one of the towns he terrorised in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
A spokesman for the Home Office said: "Prisoners are able to apply for compassionate leave.
"A risk assessment is carried out and a decision made on the basis of security and safety."
Sutcliffe claimed at his trial that he had heard "voices from God" telling him to go on a mission to rid the streets of prostitutes.
His victims included Huddersfield woman Helen Rytka, whose body was found in a timber yard in Great Northern Street, Hillhouse.
In May 1981 Sutcliffe was jailed for life at the Old Bailey.
His mother Kathleen died in 1978.