Where is Colin Pitchfork now, when did he murder Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth and what art has he exhibited?

Where is Colin Pitchfork now, when did he murder Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth and what art has he exhibited?

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COLIN Pitchfork is a notorious double child murderer who features in a new docu-series.

He was sentenced to 30 years in 1988 for raping and killing two 15-year-old girls in Leicestershire — but where is the twisted lag now?

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Child killer Colin Pitchfork was jailed in 1988 for the rape and murder of two teens[/caption]

Who is Colin Pitchfork and who are his tragic victims?

Pitchfork, now 56, was the first person in the world to be arrested and convicted using DNA evidence.

He was jailed for life in 1988 for raping and murdering Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, both 15, in Leicestershire.

Lynda was strangled and viciously attacked as she set off to visit a friend’s house on 21 November 1983.

Three years later, on 31 July 1986, Dawn was brutally beaten, strangled and raped as she walked home.

After applying for parole, their killer was pictuere preparing for life on the outside — and was even spotted shopping in Bristol on day release.

Kath Eastwood, the mother of one of his victims, Lynda Mann, said he should never be freed as he would always be a danger to the public.

Kath, 69, added: “He shouldn’t even be breathing and should, at least, be locked up forever.’’

Lynda’s father, Jonathan, 75, is stricken with Parkinson’s disease and “luckily too ill” to grasp the situation.

In 2018 he was denied parole and was told he will be eligible for further review within two years.

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In November 2017, child murderer Colin Pitchfork was seen in public for the first time since being jailed 30 years ago[/caption]

What did Pitchfork do on his day release?

On 13 November 2017, we reported how Pitchfork was allowed out to roam Bristol city centre alone for six hours.

He was seen eating a pulled pork sandwich and giggled as he pored over Great British Bake Off books.

Pitchfork, who has changed his name to Thorpe, also went to a job centre and visited three banks.

He was returned by staff to HMP Leyhill, an open prison in Gloucestershire.

What art has the killer exhibited?

The double-murderer exhibited a sculpture at the Royal Festival Hall in April 2009 — sparking public outrage.

He had created the design, titled Bringing Music To Life, from inside HMP Frankland, County Durham.

It was described as being made “in meticulous miniature detail by folding, cutting and tearing the score of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony”.

Sick Pitchfork had written alongside the piece: “Without this opportunity to show our art, many of us would have no incentive, we would stay locked in ourselves as much as the walls that hold us.”

Distress from the family of his victims led to the work being removed from display.

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