Yorkshire Ripper may cash in again following another stabbing attackDecember 26th, 2007 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec.26 (ANI): Peter Sutcliffe, the man known as the Yorkshire Ripper for murdering 13 women in the 1980s, is set to win another handsome amount in cash after a fellow psychopath tried to gouge out his right eye.
Sixty-one-year-old Sutcliffe netted 196,000 pounds as compensation after losing his left eye in a similar incident in 1997.
Now, insiders say he plans to sue doctors and staff at Broadmoor Hospital for negligence after patient Patrick Sureda plunged a metal cutlery knife into his cheek, just inches from his right eye on Saturday.
Sutcliffe, who got 20 life sentences in 1981 for murdering 13 women, was set upon in a canteen at the top security Berkshire Hospital.
The Sun told on Monday how Sureda, 41 jailed in 2000 for strangling his mother lunged at his right eye screaming: You f*****graping murdering bastard.
It was the fourth attack on the hated Sutcliffe, and the third attempt to blind him.
The Rippers previous pay-out came as an out-of-court settlement after knife killer Ian Kay, 38, stabbed him with a pen in his left eye.
It dwarfed compensation paid to Sutcliffes victims. Mum-of-three Maureen Long, who survived his attack with a hammer and knife, got just 8,500 pounds.
Until recently, Sutcliffes Dorchester ward housed only elderly or non-violent patients who were not considered a threat to him.
The insider said: A few months ago, Sureda would not have been allowed there.
But bosses changed the system and younger, more dangerous patients came in. Sutcliffe wasnt happy. His fears he might be attacked again proved founded, said the insider.
Sureda is due to be quizzed by Thames Valley Police later this week. (ANI)
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