Soham killer Ian Huntley's attacker assaulted in jail

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HMP Whitemoor inmate Damien Fowkes was treated for life-threatening neck injuries in October 2016

A prisoner has been charged with trying to kill a fellow inmate who himself was serving time for attempting to murder Soham child killer Ian Huntley.

Kevin McCarthy, 49, is charged with attempting to murder Damien Fowkes, 41, leaving him with life-threatening neck injuries on 2 October.

Both men were inmates at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire at the time.

McCarthy appeared before magistrates earlier and is next expected at Peterborough Crown Court on 10 May.

His alleged victim Fowkes is serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 20 years for the attempted murder of Ian Huntley at HMP Frankland in Durham in 2010.

Fowkes went on to strangle paedophile and child-killer Colin Hatch in 2011 at Full Sutton high security prison near York.

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