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Man, 29, charged with murder of Britain’s worst paedophile Richard Huckle

Man, 29, is charged with the murder of Britain’s worst paedophile Richard Huckle who ‘was strangled to death in his own cell with a guitar string before condoms were stuffed down his throat’

  • Paul Fitzgerald charged with the murder of Richard Huckle at Full Sutton Prison
  • Huckle was reportedly strangled with a guitar string in his cell in October 2019
  • A source said he was stabbed, strangled and had condoms shoved down throat

A 29-year-old man has been charged with murdering one of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles.

Richard Huckle died at HMP Full Sutton in East Yorkshire on October 13 last year, reportedly fatally stabbed in his cell with a makeshift blade.

Humberside Police today said Paul Fitzgerald has been charged with Huckle’s murder.

In statement, the force said: ‘Paul Fitzgerald, 29, of HMP Wakefield has today been charged with the murder of Richard Huckle at Full Sutton Prison on October 13, 2019.

‘Paul Fitzgerald is due to appear via video link at Beverley Magistrates Court on Wednesday February 5.’

It was reported earlier this week that he was found strangled to death with a guitar string in his cell before having condoms stuffed down his throat.

Paul Fitzgerald, 29, is alleged to have killed Richard Huckle (pictured) at Full Sutton Prison in October last year

Paul Fitzgerald

Paul Fitzgerald (right), 29, is alleged to have killed Richard Huckle (left) at Full Sutton Prison in October last year

He was found dead at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire on October 13 last year, after reportedly being stabbed with a makeshift blade

He was found dead at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire on October 13 last year, after reportedly being stabbed with a makeshift blade 

Huckle was given 22 life sentences at the Old Bailey in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children aged between six months and 12 years.

The freelance photographer, from Ashford in Kent, awarded himself ‘Pedopoints’ for different acts of abuse against 191 youngsters, and sold images of his depravity on the dark web.

In online posts, Huckle bragged that it was easier to target impoverished children in Malaysia than those from wealthy Western backgrounds.

He was arrested when he was stopped at Gatwick Airport en route to spend Christmas with his family in 2014, after Australian authorities tipped off the UK’s National Crime Agency.

The 33-year-old paedophile was given 22 life sentences at the Old Bailey in 2016 for an unprecedented number of 71 offences against children aged between six months and 12 years

The 33-year-old paedophile was given 22 life sentences at the Old Bailey in 2016 for an unprecedented number of 71 offences against children aged between six months and 12 years 

At the time of his arrest, he was writing a guide to teach fellow paedophiles how to abuse children and avoid detection.

Officers seized his encrypted laptop and managed to uncover more than 20,000 indecent pictures and videos although there were other files they were unable to crack.        

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