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One of Britain’s worst paedophiles have been stabbed to death in prison

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One of Britain’s worst paedophiles has been stabbed to death in prison according to Sky News.

He raped babies recorded the footage and uploaded them online.

nicknamed the “gap year paedophile” Richard Huckle aged 33 was found dead in his prison cell at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire.

The freelance photographer who lived in Ashford in Kent was handed 22 life sentences with a minimum term of 25 years in 2016.

He was convicted of abusing upto 200 children after he admitted a number of unprecedented offenses against children aged between six months and 12 years old between 2006 to 2014.

He used his religion and teaching English to gain access to children in an impoverished community in Malaysia where the evil paedophile raped babies, toddlers and children over the same time period.

He then upload the images and videos on to the dark web that shared the rapes and assault of babies to other offenders.

A Prison Service spokesman confirmed Huckle’s death, while a Humberside Police spokeswoman said an investigation has been launched.

She said: “We were called shortly after 12.30pm reporting that a man had died at the prison.

“Humberside Police are working closely with the Prison Service to investigate the death of an inmate and at this time we are treating the death as suspicious.”

Twenty-three children from poor Christian communities in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur were identified in 71 charges, although a “Pedopoints ledger” Huckle compiled indicated the real number of victims was much higher.

Huckle first visited Malaysia on a teaching gap year when he was 19 and later used an English teaching qualification and his professed Christianity to gain access to dozens of victims in poor communities there.

He was arrested by National Crime Agency officials who had been tipped off by Australian authorities as he arrived at Gatwick Airport on his way to spend Christmas with his family in 2014.

Investigators managed to recover more than 20,000 indecent images of children from Huckle’s computer, even though he refused to give them any passwords.

But they were unable to access some encrypted files, which are believed to contain “numerous” depraved images, as well as the names of a large number of unknown potential victims.

As well as the draft of Huckle’s paedophile manual, they found his “Pedopoints ledger” in which he awarded himself marks for acts of depravity with children.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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