Colin Pitchfork: Man who raped and killed two schoolgirls in 1980s suitable for release, Parole Board says

A man who raped and strangled two schoolgirls to death in the 1980s is suitable for release from prison, the Parole Board has said.

Colin Pitchfork was jailed for life after murdering 15-year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire in 1983 and 1986.

A hearing took place in March to consider whether he was suitable for release and the decision was published on Monday.

A document detailing the Parole Board decision said: “After considering the circumstances of his offending, the progress made while in custody and the evidence presented at the hearing, the panel was satisfied that Mr Pitchfork was suitable for release.”

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