Double child killer Colin Pitchfork is arrested and sent BACK to prison over ‘concerning behaviour’ two months after he was released
- Double child killer Colin Pitchfork, 61, has been arrested and recalled to prison
- Pitchfork was jailed for life in 1988 for the rape and murder of 15-year-old girls
- He was released from Leyhill prison, near Tortworth, Gloucs., two months ago
- Pictures had showed him prowling streets near schools enjoying life as free man
Double child killer Colin Pitchfork has been arrested and recalled to prison, the Ministry of Justice said, after he was released two months ago.
Pitchfork, now 61, was arrested by police officers for ‘concerning behaviour’ and taken in for processing just two months after he was freed after 33 years in prison.
Under the cover of darkness, the sexual predator was taken from Leyhill open prison, in Tortworth, Gloucs., to a hostel in the south of England, where he was greeted by other residents and staff.
In September, it was revealed he had been placed near three schools and two nurseries, with pictures showing him prowling the streets as a free man.
Pitchfork, who was imprisoned for life in 1988 for the rape and murder of two 15-year-old girls, is facing a standard recall – which in theory means he could be re-released into public life again in 28 days.
A mugshot of Colin Pitchfork, the first murderer convicted and jailed using DNA evidence