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Colin Pitchfork release latest – Child killer ‘still a danger’ says victim’s mum as TV drama about killings re-surfaces


COLIN PITCHFORK, who was jailed for life for raping and murdering two 15-year-old girls is set to be released.

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.

Two documentaries on Pitchfork’s crimes have been released in the UK.

The first was a 2002 episode of Real Crime on ITV – and the second was a 2018 episode of How I Caught the Killer on Sky Crime.

The crimes have also been dramatised in a 2014 ITV series called Code of a Killer.

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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