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Inmate in court over murder of child killer Colin Hatch

Colin Hatch pictured in the 1990s
Image caption The results of a post-mortem examination on Thursday showed Colin Hatch was strangled

A 35-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of convicted child killer Colin Hatch in an East Yorkshire prison.

Hatch, 38, of north London, died from strangulation at Full Sutton prison on Tuesday while serving a life sentence for killing a seven-year-old boy.

Damien Fowkes appeared via video-link at Beverley Magistrates' Court.

Fowkes, who is serving a life sentence for robbery, was remanded in custody to appear at Hull Crown Court on 8 March.

Hatch was jailed for life in 1994 after being convicted of killing the boy while on parole for a previous child sex attack.

He had a string of convictions from the age of 15 for assaulting young boys when he was jailed for the murder of seven-year-old Sean Williams in Finchley, north London, in January 1994.

Hatch's murder conviction prompted a review of parole and probation for those convicted of sex crimes.

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