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Colin Pitchfork release latest – Child killer ‘still a danger’ says victim’s mum as Susanna Reid left ’emotional’ on GMB


SUSANNA Reid got emotional today as she discussed the upcoming release of double child killer Colin Pitchfork.

Sex-obsessed Pitchfork was caged for life in 1988 for the rape and murder of 15-year-old schoolgirls Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire.

But the Parole Board has deemed the 61-year-old – the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence – is no longer a danger to the public after being turned down for release on two previous occasions.

During a debate on Good Morning Britain, Susanna said: “It’s an eternal punishment [for the victims’ families]. I can’t imagine.

“We have the honour of sharing those stories in broadcasting and listening to those stories is immensely distressing.

Meanwhile the mother of Dawn Ashworth has said Pitchfork “will always present a danger”.

And the sister of his first victim, Lynda Mann, said the only sentence Pitchfork should have received was “a bullet to the head”.

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