Double child killer Colin Pitchfork ‘dreams of becoming carer upon jail release’

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Double child murderer Colin Pitchfork dreams of becoming a carer when he is freed from jail.

Pitchfork, one of the country’s most notorious killers, has taken a course in caring for disabled people.

Sex-obsessed Pitchfork, 61, raped and murdered 15-year-old girls Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in 1988.

This week Labour leader Keir Starmer, ex-Director of Public Prosecutions, caused fury when he said he “has to be released”.

The Parole Board has deemed he is no longer a threat, despite being turned down for release twice previously.

Documents show Pitchfork, the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence, is planning for life outside as an artist or carer.

He has learned a “specialist skill to provide assistance to members of the disabled community”, according to Parole Board papers.

A prison source said: “It beggars belief that Pitchfork has been allowed to train in the care of the vulnerable and the disabled.”

Pitchfork has also completed painting and design courses behind bars.

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His pieces have been exhibited along with other inmates’ work and he hopes to turn his gift into cash on release.

A source said: “He is a very good painter and has also created a sculpture.”

He created an entire choir and orchestra, exhibited at London’s Royal Festival Hall, in miniature.

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Agreeing to free Pitchfork, the Parole Board ruled: “During his time in custody, he had made good progress.”

But angry relatives of his victims have called on Justice Secretary Robert Buckland to block his release.

Alberto Costa, Tory MP for South Leicestershire, where the murders took place, said the decision was “appalling”.

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