Stefano Brizzi who murdered a police officer and dissolved his body in acid has been found dead in jail.
A prison service spokesperson confirmed that Brizzi aged 50 died on Sunday at HMP Belmarsh in Southeast London.
Brizzi was jailed for life in December and told he would serve a minimum of 24 years in jail for murdering PC Gordon Semple at his home in London.
The pair met on gay dating app Grindr.
Brizzi attempted to cook and eat Mr Semple’s body after strangling him Cops believe a leg had been placed in a roasting tin in the oven and found traces of Mr Semple’s DNA on grease in the cooker, in a blender and on a set of chopsticks.
Bits of his body were discovered floating in chemicals in the baths and bite marks on a discarded rib was found in the kitchen bin matching Brizzi’s lower teeth.