Ripping The Ripper

Apparently being a convicted serial killer is not without its dangers. Peter Sutcliffe, Britain’s Yorkshire Ripper, should know. This past February he was attacked by a fellow inmate in the high security Broadmoor mental hospital. Patrick Sureda went after The Ripper with a cutlery knife, but only succeeded in causing minor wounds.

Nine years ago, Sutcliffe wasn’t so lucky. An attack then left him blind in his left eye.

Charges have been laid in this most recent attack and when it goes to trial Sutcliffe will likely be called upon to testify, although he’ll probably do so only via video link.