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Sarah Payne killer Roy Whiting stabbed again in prison attack

KIller Roy Whiting

The man who murdered eight-year-old Sarah Payne has been attacked again in prison.

Roy Whiting killed Sarah more than 20 years ago.

He is currently serving a life sentence at HMP Wakefield.


He abducted and killed Sarah in July 2000.

The schoolgirl was playing near her grandparents’ home Worthing, Sussex.

The Daily Mirror reports Whiting was left covered in blood after the assault.

The Prison Service said he was treated for minor injuries.

It is not the first time Whiting has been attacked in prison.

Convicted murderers, Richard Prendergast and Kevin Hyden, were jailed for an additional seven and a half years each for attacking Whiting in his cell in 2018.

In 2011, Whiting was stabbed in the eye with a sharpened toilet brush handle by fellow inmate, twice-convicted murderer Gary Vinter.

And, he was left with a six-inch scar on his right cheek after he was attacked with a razor by Rickie Tregaskis, another convicted killer, in 2002.

In a statement on Tuesday, West Yorkshire Police said:

“At 5.14pm on Sunday evening, police received a call from a member of staff at HMP Wakefield reporting a male prisoner had been stabbed.

“Inquiries are ongoing.”

A Prison Service spokesperson said:

“A prisoner at HMP Wakefield was treated for minor injuries following an incident involving another offender.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further while the police investigate.”



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