Colin Pitchfork is back in jail after a child killer allegedly ‘approached girls.’
Only two months after being released from prison after serving 33 years, the 61-year-old child killer was arrested today for violating the terms of his license.
According to a source, child killer Colin Pitchfork has been remanded in custody after approaching young women.
After 33 years in prison for the murders of two 15-year-old girls, Pitchfork was only recently released two months ago.
According to The Mirror, he was recalled because of “concerning behaviors,” including approaching young females on walks.
After rapping and strangling Lynda Mann in 1983 and Dawn Ashworth in 1986, Pitchfork was sentenced to prison in 1987.
Dawn’s mother, Barbara, expressed her delight at seeing him incarcerated once more.
“I’m glad he’s been arrested and that women and girls are now safe and protected from him,” she said.
“When he’s behind bars, it’s a safer place, and I won’t have to worry about him hurting other people for the time being.”
However, there’s always the possibility that he’ll escape.
“He appears to have a large number of supporters who are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.”
But, for the time being, I must be content with the news.”
Pitchfork is said to be in a closed prison and will have to wait until a parole hearing to find out if he can be released.
“Protecting the public is our priority,” the Probation Service said, “so when offenders breach conditions and pose a risk, we will return them to custody.”
When he murdered Lynda and Dawn, both 15, Pitchfork became the first person to be convicted using DNA evidence.
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Alberto Costa, a South Leicestershire MP who campaigned against Colin Pitchfork’s release from prison, said his recall demonstrates that the license conditions are “working.”
“Earlier this evening, I was informed by the policing minister that double child rapist and killer Colin Pitchfork has been recalled to prison,” he said.
“The probation authorities have reason to be concerned about Pitchfork’s behavior.
“Pitchfork is subject to the strictest license conditions, and this recall may show that those conditions are working.”
“I will take this matter up with the government as soon as possible to ensure that public safety remains a top priority.”