Ian Huntley Attacked by Inmate

by Wendy Wan

Soham murderer Ian Huntley has returned to prison from hospital after he was attacked by a fellow inmate.

Huntley is serving 2 life sentences at Frankland Prison for murdering 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman back  in 2002.

The 36-year-old was reportedly slashed at the throat with a makeshift knife and was found by prison staff lying in a pool of blood.

The prison service has said that the attack was not life threatening.

“A prisoner at HMP Frankland was assaulted by another prisoner at about 3.25pm on Sunday March 21,” a spokesman for the service said.

“The prisoner was taken to outside hospital for treatment but has now returned to prison.” 

It is not the first time that Huntley has been attacked.  In 2005 an inmate threw boiling water over Huntley at Wakefield Prison.  He has also tried to commit suicide 3 times.

He was moved to HMP Frankland, a category A high security men’s prison in 2008.

The attack raises new concerns about violence at the high security Durham jail after HM Inspectorate of Prisons raised the concerns back in 2008.

The MoJ has not confirmed whether an investigation into the assault is taking place.