EXCLUSIVE: US criminal site put up for sale the garish stereo – covered in scribbles and drawings of the evil killer, it was used to detonate Neil Young and U2
Yorkshire Ripper’s former Broadmoor boombox has gone on sale – for £ 7,000.
The garish stereo – adorned with a crude self-portrait of evil former owner Peter Sutcliffe – is awaiting offers at a U.S. crime memorabilia site.
Sutcliffe, who died of Covid-19 at 74 in November, had the portable audio system in the late 1980s while being held at Berkshire Secure Hospital.
The source who revealed the ghoulish sale said: “Sutcliffe was a huge fan of pop, but having this in your house would mean anything but easy listening.”
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The Killer, a fan of Neil Young and U2, decorated the CD / cassette player with a cartoon-style image of himself surrounded by a crescent moon, star, and black spirals on the above with black marker.
He dated his book to September 5, 1987 – six years after his trial – and added his initials PWS.
He also scribbled the “do not touch” message in an apparent warning to other patients.
On the reverse side, the monster had written a quote from American advertising guru William Bernbach which begins: “Nothing is as powerful as a glimpse into human nature … what compulsion drives a man, what instincts dominate his action.”
Truck driver Sutcliffe’s horrific actions earned him 20 concurrent life sentences after killing at least 13 women and attempting to murder seven more between 1975 and 1980.
Supernaught, the website selling the archaic music player, has a long history of trading its old goods.
Predator Sutcliffe is said to have had a wide range of musical tastes, including reggae, Mozart, The Who, Eurythmics, and Joan Baez.
His heinous and nefarious crimes also inspired some bands, including punks Siouxsie and the Banshees, who wrote lyrics about the killer on their track Night Shift.