YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was reportedly given two plots of land by a female admirer – but his will has been kept secret from his family.
The serial killer, who died aged 74 following a Covid battle in November, is said to have been handed the land in Scotland under his name.
The secret nest egg is earmarked for a housing development, the Daily Mail reports.
His brother Mick told the newspaper he was sent details about the land in a letter around a week ago from a lag pal of Sutcliffe's.
It claims a woman called Pauline gave him the plot years ago when he was in Broadmoor Hospital with gangster Ronnie Kray, who offered to buy it from him.
But it is not clear if the letter is authentic and no further details are known about the land in Scotland.
Timeline of terror
June 1946: Peter Sutcliffe is born in Bingley, West Yorks
August 1974: Sutcliffe marries Sonia Szurma
October 1975: Sutcliffe kills Wilma McCann in Leeds – his first murder.
January 1981: Sutcliffe is arrested by police in Sheffield. He confesses to being The Ripper.
May 1981: He is given 20 life sentences at The Old Bailey over 13 murders and seven attempted murders. He starts sentence at HMP Parkhurst, Isle of Wight.
March 1984: Sent to Broadmoor High-security Hospital after being declared paranoid schizophrenic
August 2016: Sutcliffe moved from Broadmoor to Category A Frankland Prison, County Durham
November 13, 2020 – Sutcliffe dies.
The inmate, who Mick asked not to be named, wrote: "As for the two plots of land up in Scotland, it looked like plots to build on as the map was set out like a housing estate and the title deeds were in Peter's original name Sutcliffe.
"So it must have been a long time ago when Pauline bought it for him. He even told me a story about one of the Kray twins wanting to buy the land off him."
Sutcliffe spent almost 40 years locked up in Broadmoor and prison for murdering 13 women and attempting to kill seven others between 1975 and 1980.
Mick said: "[The letter] was the first I'd heard about this as Peter never told me this himself. His friend said he knows it's right because he'd seen the deeds."
He is now waiting for Sutcliffe's will to be made public as he claims it has been kept secret from the family but wants to know if his brother left him anything personal.
The grandad added: "I would like to know if there was anything Peter wanted me to have. I know what he did is monstrous, but he was also my brother and I should have rights.
"I don't think Peter would have wanted this."
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