Killer of two school girls attacked in British prison

Ian Huntley (SUPPLIED)

The killer of two 10-year-old English schoolgirls in 2002 was back in prison yesterday after his throat was slashed over the weekend by a fellow convict, officials and news reports said.

Ian Huntley, 36, was hospitalised after Sunday's incident at a high-security prison where he is serving a life sentence for the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham town, in the east of England.

"A prisoner at HMP Frankland was assaulted by another prisoner at about 3:25pm [local time] on Sunday," a Prison Service spokeswoman said, referring to the penitentiary in Country Durham, northeast England. "The prisoner was taken to outside hospital for treatment but has now returned to prison."

 

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