Yorkshire Ripper wants more freedom

The Yorkshire Ripper has claimed in phone calls to his family that he should be allowed to move to a less secure facility, allowing him to "pop to the shops" on day release.

He was taped in Broadmoor talking to his brother and claims the chief doctor at the secure hospital is blocking his move.

In the recordings, which have been released by a national newspaper, Sutcliffe - who murdered thirteen women - also goes on to complain about the psychologists who visit him.

One retired psychiatrist we spoke to today says Sutcliffe still remains a threat - thirty one years after he was jailed. Lisa Adlam reports.