THE brother of Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has rubbished claims he might be moved from top security Broadmoor to a lower security unit.

Sutcliffe, 68, of Heaton, Bradford, is detained indefinitely at Broadmoor secure hospital in Berkshire for the murders of 13 women and trying to murder seven others during a reign of terror across the north.

Speaking exclusively to the Telegraph & Argus, his younger brother, Mick Sutcliffe, of Bingley, today said he had no knowledge of claims in a national Sunday newspaper that Sutcliffe could be switched to Thornford Park, owned by The Priory Group about 30 miles away from Broadmoor as his mental health had improved.

Mick Sutcliffe said: “Peter has not said a word to me about going anywhere else and he rings me every Monday so he would've mentioned it. It's probably made up."

In February this year, Mr Sutcliffe dismissed other claims that his brother, worried about his angina and other health problems, had been planning his own funeral because he feared he would not live much longer.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust, which runs Broadmoor, said it did not comment on individual patients.