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Yorkshire Ripper hurt in attack
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe
Peter Sutcliffe is serving life for the murders of 13 women
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has reportedly been injured in an attack in a high security hospital.

Sutcliffe, 61, was said to have been stabbed in the face by a fellow patient at Broadmoor, Berkshire.

The hospital confirmed there was an attack on a patient on Saturday and the police have been informed.

Sutcliffe, a lorry driver from Bradford who was jailed for life in 1981 for 13 murders, is already blind in one eye after a previous attack.

A spokesman said: "Occasionally there are incidents where one patient assaults another and those incidents are dealt with accordingly."

He added the patient's injuries were not serious.

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