Child killer Roy Whiting feared he would be killed when two convicted murderers burst into his cell and attacked him with makeshift blades shouting ‘you f***ing nonce’.
The 61-year-old was jailed for life with a minimum term of 40 years for the abduction and murder of Sarah Payne in West Sussex in 2000. He was punched and kicked in the head and repeatedly stabbed after being ambushed at Wakefield Prison in West Yorkshire on November 8, 2018.
Details of the attack were revealed by The Sun after Richard Predergast and Kevin Hyden, both 40, admitted wounding with intent at Leeds Crown Court. They were both jailed for seven-and-a-half years on Wednesday. Judge Tom Bayliss QC told them it mattered ‘not a jot’ what the pair’s motivation was for attacking Whiting and he said their victim’s notoriety was ‘irrelevant’.