Peter Sutcliffe

Demographic Info

The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Coonan13MaleCaucasianGreat BritainTerritorialPersonal Cause1946/06/02 (Bingley, Yorkshire, Great Britain)n/a


Somebody's Husband, Somebody's SonGordon BurnAmazon
Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire RipperMichael BiltonAmazon


Peter: A Study for a Portrait of a Serial KillerOfficial Website

Peter Coonan, formerly known as Peter Sutcliffe, was dubbed The Yorkshire Ripper by the press. He murdered 13 women, and attacked 7 others.

Blog Posts

Dominic West Considering Playing Peter Sutcliffe

on January 8th, 2012 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

After the broadcast of Appropriate Adult, Dominic West indicated that he wouldn’t likely want to play a killer again. But just a few months later, he is thinking about taking on the role of Peter Sutcliffe, the so-called Yorkshire Ripper. Said West: Coming from Sheffield, I’ve been asked whether I’d…

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Peter Coonan Loses His Appeal

on January 14th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Peter Coonan, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, and formerly known as Peter Sutcliffe, has lost the appeal against an order preventing his release. Coonan was given twenty life terms for the murder of thirteen women and the attempted murder of several others. Coonan was challenging an order that says…

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