The Yorkshire Ripper's old CD player which he had at Broadmoor has gone on sale for £7,000.
A US crime memorabilia site is accepting offers for the garish boombox, which is adorned with a crude self-portrait of its evil former owner, Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper.
The murderer, who died of Covid-19 at 74 in November, had the CD player in the late 1980s while he was being held at the Berkshire hospital, reports The Mirror.
The source who disclosed information about the sale said: “Sutcliffe was a big pop fan but having this in your house would mean anything but easy listening.”
Sutcliffe, who was a fan of U2 and Neil Young, drew a cartoon-like image of himself surrounded by a crescent moon, a star and black spirals onto the CD player with a black marker.
He wrote the date as September 5, 1987, which was six years after his trial for the murders.
He also added his initials, PWS.
The twisted killer scrawled the message “hands off” to deter fellow patients at the secure Broadmoor Hospital from stealing the boombox.
On the back, he had scrawled a quote from US ad guru William Bernbach which reads: “Nothing is so powerful as an insight into human nature… what compulsion drive a man, what instincts dominate his action.”
Sutcliffe, who was a lorry driver, was given 20 concurrent life sentences after he murdered at least 13 women and attempted to murder seven more, between 1975 and 1980.
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The website responsible for selling the CD player, Supernaught, has sold many of the killer's possessions in the past.
It has been reported that predator Sutcliffe had a varied taste in music, including Joan Baez, The Who, Mozart, The Eurythmics and reggae.
His vile and infamous crimes against women in Yorkshire in the 1970s inspired some bands including Siouxsie and the Banshees, who wrote lyrics about him on their track Night Shift.
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