Britain's worst paedophile 'stabbed to death with a makeshift blade'

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Richard Huckle has been stabbed to death in his cell with a makeshift 'shiv' knife

Richard Huckle has been stabbed to death in his cell with a makeshift 'shiv' knife

Britain's most depraved paedophile Richard Huckle has been stabbed to death in his cell with a makeshift 'shiv' knife, it was revealed today. 

The 33-year-old was ordered to serve at least 25 years behind bars for 191 sexual offences against children as young as six months after a trial at the Old Bailey in 2016.

Yesterday his bloodied-body was found 'slumped' in his top floor cell at HMP Full Sutton, a Category A jail near York housing many of Britain's most notorious and violent prisoners.

A fellow inmate, reported by The Sun to be convicted rapist Paul Fitzgerald, has been put in isolation as Humberside Police prepares to launch a murder investigation.  

A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said: 'HMP Full Sutton prisoner Richard Huckle died on October 13.

Huckle worked as an English teacher, infiltrating impoverished communities, targeting care homes and orphanages

Huckle worked as an English teacher, infiltrating impoverished communities, targeting care homes and orphanages

'It would be inappropriate to comment further while a police investigation is ongoing.'

A friend of one of his victims had screamed: 'A thousand deaths is too good for you' as he was taken down from the Old Bailey dock after his five-week trial three years ago.

Masquerading as a devout Christian, Huckle spent years targeting care homes and orphanages while teaching English and photography in Malaysia and Cambodia. 

The so called 'Gap Year' paedophile bragged about the abuse in a twisted blog in which he awarded himself 'PedoPoints' for the ferocity of his sexual assaults. 

He even filmed himself raping children and babies. From the age of 19 he amassed a staggering 20,000 images of child abuse that he sold for profit. 

Huckle, 33, was ordered to serve at least 25 years behind bars for 191 sexual offences against children as young as six months after a trial at the Old Bailey in 2016

Huckle, 33, was ordered to serve at least 25 years behind bars for 191 sexual offences against children as young as six months after a trial at the Old Bailey in 2016

Investigators believe he would have attacked hundreds more children had he not been caught in 2014 when Australian police uncovered a network of paedophiles on the 'dark' web.

Huckle, who was given 22 life sentences, boasted about kissing a girl in a diary

Huckle, who was given 22 life sentences, boasted about kissing a girl in a diary

He was arrested by the National Crime Agency after flying home to visit his family for Christmas in 2015.

Huckle maintained his innocence to police but later confessed to his parents. Horrified, they begged police to take him away.

In the worst case of its kind at the Old Bailey he admitted an unprecedented 71 charges over eight years, including rape, sexual assault and sexual activity with a child.

As he was taken from the dock an onlooker shouted from the public gallery: 'A thousand deaths is too good for you. I know one of those families. They mean nothing to you.'

Judge Peter Rook QC said Huckle posed a substantial risk for an indefinite period: 'This was a prolonged campaign of rape of the children from a small community.

'You targeted and

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