Double child murderer Colin Pitchfork faces fresh hearing over release

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Double child rapist and murderer Colin Pitchfork will face a fresh hearing after challenging a decision to keep him behind bars.

Pitchfork was jailed for life for raping and strangling two 15-year-old girls, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, in Leicestershire in 1983 and 1986.

After being released and then recalled in 2021, the 63-year-old was again granted parole in June, but this decision was challenged and the Parole Board denied his release in December.

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