Double child killer Colin Pitchfork released from prison

Double child killer Colin Pitchfork has been released from prison after 33 years. He was jailed for life in 1988 for the rape and murder of two 15-year-old girls Lynda Mann in 1983 and Dawn Ashworth in 1986. Pitchfork was the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence. After pleading guilty to their murders and rape. In early 2021 the Parole Board found Pitchfork “suitable for release”. But the decision was criticised by families of both victims as well as MPs. Now in his early 60s, Pitchfork will be placed on the sex offenders’ register and be required to meet regularly with his probation officer. .

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