Ripper survivor left for dead at 14 says ‘throw his ashes into a cesspit’

A woman who survived an attack by Peter Sutcliffe has welcomed news that he has been cremated and said: “His ashes should be thrown in a cesspit.”

Tracey Browne, 59, who was 14 when she was left for dead, said: “Hell’s too good for him!”

Tracey said: “His ashes should be thrown in a cesspit with all the other sewer creatures – and that’s being kind!

She told The Mirror : “The world has got to be a better place without him in it. Hell’s too good for him. “

Tracy was not named in the charges against Sutcliffe when he was jailed in 1981 but he later confessed to attacking her near her home in Silsden, near Keighley.

The Yorkshire Ripper's 13 victims (left to right). Top row: Wilma McCann, Emily Jackson, Irene Richardson, Patricia Atkinson. Middle row: Jean Jordan, Jayne MacDonald, Yvonne Pearson, Helen Rytka, Vera Millward. Bottom row: Josephine Whitaker, Barbara Leach, Marguerite Walls, Jacqueline Hill
The Yorkshire Ripper’s 13 victims (left to right). Top row: Wilma McCann, Emily Jackson, Irene Richardson, Patricia Atkinson. Middle row: Jean Jordan, Jayne MacDonald, Yvonne Pearson, Helen Rytka, Vera Millward. Bottom row: Josephine Whitaker, Barbara Leach, Marguerite Walls, Jacqueline Hill

He finally admitted the attack while at Broadmoor high-security hospital during a meeting with Keith Hellawell, then chief constable of Cleveland Police.

The daughter of another victim said she was going to open a bottle of champagne to celebrate the “monster’s” funeral, which was held at an unknown location on Friday morning.

Julie Lowry’s mum, Olive Smelt, was hit twice on the head with a hammer by Sutcliffe as she returned to her home in Halifax after a night out in 1975. She died in 2011 aged 82.

Her daughter Julie, 60, said her mum never recovered from her ordeal.

Julie said last night of the news: “I’m sure there will be a huge sigh of relief. Nobody can understand the life we have all suffered.

“I hope to God he goes to hell for the life he has put us all through, all the survivors and the victims and everyone who has had to learn to live with the situation he’s created.

“I’ve lived with this 45 years but I never realised how much of a monster he was. The way he mutilated his victims.

“When I first heard he had passed away, I didn’t feel like I expected to feel because it brought all the memories back of all that had happened over the years.

“But at least now the taxpayers are no longer paying for him. The taxpayers have had to keep him for almost four decades.

“Hopefully now this will be the end and we might be able to have final closure

“It’s a relief because I have been waiting for this to come up.

“I might just open a bottle of champagne.”

Former lorry driver Sutcliffe, from Bradford, was given 20 life sentences when he was convicted of 13 murders and seven attempted murders following a trial in 1981.

He carried out 13 murders in a five-year reign of terror on the streets of Yorkshire from 1975 to 1981.

YorkshireLive – Halifax