Ian Huntley Claims A Fellow Prisoner Tried To Slash his Throat
Leaked prison recordings allege child killer Ian Huntley was attacked in prison by another inmate armed with a makeshift shank.
The 44-year-old, who is serving time for butchering Jessica Chapman and Holly Marie Wells in 2002, says the prisoner tried to slit his throat with a razor blade attached to a toothbrush.
The Sun has obtained the recordings of Huntley, who details the scuffle which he alleges to have happened last May.
He says: "[The inmate] came into my cell armed with a weapon and tried to cut my throat. I managed to kick him in the chest and then to the stomach. I took the weapon off him and he was on the floor."
Huntley says staff arrived shortly after he subdued his attacker who was then transferred to another wing.
This is not the first attempt on Huntley's life since he was locked up for the brutal Soham murders.
He was first scalded with boiling hot water in 2005 by quadruple murderer Mark Hobson and went on to launch a compensation claim, alleging prison officers failed in their duty to protect him.
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Five years later, prisoner Damien Fowkes tried to slit his throat in an attack, leaving him with 21 stiches and a scar on his neck.
Speaking of the attack, Huntely said: "It was 2mm away from my jugular. The only thing I could think of was get a message to my family to say I was OK."
He also adds that despite his crime which shocked the UK, he doesn't have many enemies on the inside.
The 44-year-old says that while he has two or three acquaintances, rather than friends, 'by and large I get on with most of the people on this wing'.
He adds: "You are always going to get people who won't talk to you because of why you are in prison. But we have all committed horrendous crimes and we all have victims and I think none of us are in a position to judge anyone else. Most are sensible to realise that."
In the leaked recordings, Huntley expresses remorse for murdering Jessica and Holly, who were just 10 years old at the time of their death, saying he thinks about them every day.
Ian was a caretaker at a local secondary school when he invited the girls into his house as they were on their way home from buying sweets. His motive for the savage murders is still unclear and police found no evidence of premeditation.
He was convicted in 2003 and sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of at least 40 years behind bars.
Sources: The Sun
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