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Home Office defends Ripper's day trip to mourn his father

PUBLISHED January 21, 2005

The Home Office defended its decision to allow Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, to visit the place where his father's ashes were scattered yesterday, saying it was the "right thing to do".

Sutcliffe, 58, left Broadmoor high-security special hospital accompanied by four members of staff and visited the site at Arnside in Cumbria on Monday.