Man due in court in Sheffield accused of murdering prisoner dubbed 'Britain's worst paedophile'

A man is due in court in Sheffield today accused of murdering a prisoner dubbed ‘Britain’s worst paedophile’.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 9:08 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 10:22 am

Paul Fitzgerald, 29, was charged last week with the murder of Richard Huckle, who was found dead at HMP Full Sutton, near York, last October.

Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, had been stabbed to death.

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He was serving 22 life sentences for a ‘campaign of rape’ against children over a number of years after admitting 71 child sex abuse charges, relating to children aged between six months and 12 years, between 2006 and 2014.

He struck in impoverished communities in Malaysia while on a teaching gap year and while doing further voluntary work.

Fitzgerald, held at HMP Wakefield, is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court today for a trial preparation hearing.

He appeared at Beverley Magistrates' Court earlier this week and his case was transferred to Sheffield Crown Court.