After five nights in hospital, the serial killer returned to the top security prison, HMP Franklin, in County Durham, on Tuesday. But reports emerged the 74 year old has been diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Sutcliffe was moved into isolation and is expected to be monitored.
A source told The Sun: “He started showing symptoms on Thursday.
“The results were turned around quickly because of the danger of him spreading it.
“The worry for him is that he ticks so many of the danger categories for coronavirus.
“He is already in ill health, he is overweight and he is old. If things go downhill for him, it could be very, very serious.”
An offical source from the Ministry of Justice said while they do not comment on individuals, they said: “We can’t guide you away from what the Sun has published.
“We are not going to be asking the Sun to take the story down.
“You won’t get in any trouble for reporting it.’
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