A man has been arrested in connection with the death of one of the UK’s worst paedophiles.
Richard Huckle, who originally came from Ashford, was reportedly stabbed to death in his prison cell at HMP Full Sutton near York in October.
A 29-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with his death and a file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
Huckle, 33, was convicted on 71 counts of serious sexual assaults against children while spending time in Malaysia.
The former Harvey Grammar School pupil – who took on the personas of a teacher, photographer and devout Christian – abused children ranging from three months to 12-years-old over a 10-year period.
In June 2016, he was handed 22 life sentences with a minimum stint of 25 years before being able to apply for parole.
The 33-year-old, who regularly attended the Ashford Baptist Church on Station Road, has often been described as one of the worst paedophiles in British history despite being arrested at the age of 28.
Humberside police said: “A 29 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man at HMP Full Sutton on 13 October 2019.
“A file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and we are awaiting their decision regarding charges.”
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