The most hated child murderer in Britain has reportedly taken to using a woman’s name behind bars.
Ian Huntley, a school janitor, is serving a 40-year term for murdering ten-year-old school friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002 (pictured above).
The double killing, and subsequent hunt for their murderer, attracted huge public interest, and Huntley became a watchword for evil.
The killer, who worked at Holly and Jessica’s school, was an early suspect. But he almost managed to cover up the crime after his girlfriend invented an alibi.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 14, 2017
When the fiction later evaporated, Huntley was convicted and instantly became the most hated man in Britain.
According to a report in The Sun, Huntley has now taken to using a woman’s name in prison.
The newspaper acquired a note written by Huntley to an admirer, where he signs his name as “Lian”, with a heart instead of a dot over the letter i.
A source said: “It’s getting him loads of attention and he feels like a bit of a celebrity inside.”
A spokesman for Her Majesty’s Prison Service denied any suggestions that Huntley is planning to change gender.
There are thought to be around 80 prisoners in the UK who are transgender, and have presented a problem for prison authorities used to dealing with inmates in gender-segregated institutions.
Some prisoners have been transferred to be with inmates of their new gender after the transition. In recent years male inmates have been given the option of purchasing makeup with their prison allowances to explore their gender.