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Colin Pitchfork has been released from prison.


Colin Pitchfork has been released from prison today after the Parole Board rejected a government challenge to block his release.

Pitchfork, now aged 61, was jailed for life after raping and strangling 15-year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire in 1983 and 1986.

Following a hearing in March, the Parole Board ruled he was "suitable for release", despite this being denied in 2016 and 2018.

He became the first man convicted of murder on the basis of DNA evidence in 1988 after admitting two murders, two rapes, two indecent assaults and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.



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