Ripper's bid for freedom

YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is making a legal bid for freedom by claiming his human rights have been breached, it was confirmed today.

YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is making a legal bid for freedom by claiming his human rights have been breached, it was confirmed today.

The 61-year-old will be represented by female lawyer Saimo Chahal, who will argue that the Home Office disregarded his human rights because they failed to fix a tariff for his sentence.

Sutcliffe was jailed in 1981 after murdering 13 women and attempting to kill seven more across Yorkshire and in Manchester.

He was sentenced to 20 life sentences and was told by the judge that he would serve a minimum of 30 years.

But Ms Chahal, who specialises in civil liberties and social welfare as a partner at London-based Bindmans & Partners, believes this tariff was never formalised.

Sutcliffe began his sentence in prison but three years later was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was transferred to Broadmoor Hospital.

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Ms Chahal aims to get Sutcliffe back into the prison system and has requested a reassessment of his psychiatric condition.