Killer blinded Ripper

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Killer blinded Ripper

Murderer Ian Kay yesterday admitted attempting to kill the Yorkshire Ripper by stabbing him in the eye with a pen in a ward at Broadmoor hospital. Kay, 30, pinned Peter Sutcliffe to the floor of the 47-year-old's room after asking to borrow an envelope. He then stabbed him about 10 times in the eyes with a pen, blinding him in one eye and severely damaging the other one, Reading Crown Court was told.

Kay, who was serving life in Broadmoor for murdering a Woolworth store manager, John Penfold, 21, in Teddington, south-west London, in 1994, kept up a sustained attack for 15 minutes on Sutcliffe in March last year, the court heard.

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