Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has been moved out of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and back into jail, according to reports.
The 70-year-old serial killer struck twice in Huddersfield. He murdered Huddersfield prostitute Helen Rytka, dumping her body behind a timber yard in Great Northern Street. He also tried to kill Oakes teenager Theresa Sykes as she made her way home from a local shop, but she survived.
Sutcliffe was sentenced to 20 life terms in 1981 for murdering 13 women and attempting to kill seven more.
Plans for his transfer emerged earlier in August and The Sun has reported that Sutcliffe was moved on Wednesday to Category A Frankland jail in Durham.
He was said to be reluctant to leave the high-security psychiatric hospital, where he reportedly had a Freeview television and DVDs in his room.
Sutcliffe, who has been in Broadmoor since 1984 after he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, will continue to have his mental health assessed in prison and could be returned to a psychiatric hospital if there is a change in his condition.
It was reported that his three-decade spell inside Broadmoor cost taxpayers £11 million.
Sutcliffe, who now calls himself Peter Coonan after taking his mother’s maiden name, was sent to Broadmoor in 1984 after serving three years at Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight.
He refused treatment until 1993 when the Mental Health Commission ruled that it should be given forcibly.
Most of his victims were prostitutes who were mutilated and beaten to death.
He was caught when police found him with a prostitute in his car.
They became suspicious and found he had a fake licence plate and weapons including a screwdriver and hammer in the boot.
A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “We do not comment on individuals.”