Haunting pictures of abandoned flats where Yorkshire Ripper victim was murdered

Pictures have been unveiled from inside of the abandoned apartment where one of the Yorkshire Ripper ’s victims was murdered with a claw hammer.

A British urban explorer, Matt Scott, took the snaps in Bradford, England, for his Facebook page Lost Places and Forgotten Faces.

The derelict block, in Oak Avenue, Bradford, was where 32-year-old Patricia Atkinson lived before she was killed there by Peter Sutcliffe in 1977.

Ex-lorry driver Peter Sutcliffe, otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper, used hammers, knives and screwdrivers to murder 13 women and tried to kill seven more from 1975 to 1980.

One photo showed an empty hallway, dilapidated and dark, leading to Patricia’s apartment.

Another of the pictures showed a room in the apartment, murky and overgrown, peeled paint and debris clumped together on the floor.

Patricia, who worked as a prostitute, had been out drinking in the Manningham area of Bradford when she was spotted by Sutcliffe and offered a ride home.

Upon arriving back at Patricia’s flat, Sutcliffe used a claw hammer to murder her, leaving her to be found by a friend the next day.

“It was a very eerie and sad place to be, knowing what had happened in those flats,” said Matt.

“I had a very unpleasant feeling throughout the exploration. I was feeling very overwhelmed afterwards.

“I had another place nearby I wanted to check out, but instead I decided to visit Patricia’s grave at the other side of the city.”

Patricia was buried at Scholemoor Cemetery.

Her murder was one of thirteen carried out by Sutcliffe, who died in prison in November 2020.

“I hope Patricia is in a better place and was able to find her peace,” said Matt.

“It’s such a sad and tragic story.”