Yorkshire Rippers ashes scattered at beauty spot with some sent to superfans

The niece of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper has said his ashes were scattered by the seaside in a quiet Cumbrian village.

Emily Sutcliffe, 28, whose dad was Peter Sutcliffe's brother, told The Mirror that the village of Arnside, Cumbria "means a lot to the whole family".

The Ripper, who was convicted of 13 murders, visited the area as a boy, staying at his uncle’s caravan.

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Emily said: “I was taken there once or twice when I was a child. It is lovely.

“That area means a lot to the whole family. We had family living in the area at the time and would visit them.”

The Yorkshire Ripper, who terrorised women in the 1970s and 1980s, died in 2020 aged 74 after getting Covid.

It has been reported some of his ashes were sent to two superfans of his, one of whom was a "long-term visitor" and the other a man from Newcastle.

Speaking for the first time about her twisted uncle, Emily said the killer had a dreadful impact on her life.

The young mum added: “When he died it felt a bit like freedom, a relief.

“When I looked in the mirror I saw a monster because I was convinced I looked like him. When I was younger I was told I looked like my dad who has similar features to my uncle.

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“It was so bad I wanted plastic surgery to change everything about my appearance. If I’d had the money I would have.”

The Ripper's father’s ashes were scattered in Arnside in 2004.

It is believed the Ripper’s ashes could have been released on the adjacent beach at White Creek.

Arnside is near the border with Lancashire. Some family live half an hour away in Morecambe, Lancs.

Emily claims the Ripper’s ashes were released out to sea. The serial killer was allowed to visit Arnside in 2005, sparking outrage in the peaceful village.

Emily said she was eight when her dad Carl, the killer’s brother, told her about her notorious uncle.

She said: “I remember going into school and telling my friends because I thought my uncle was famous. I didn’t understand what he’d done then."

She added: "I was scared I was inherently bad and thought I must have evil coursing through my veins."

Emily thinks the Ripper’s offences may have influenced her decision to study criminology and psychology.

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