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Roy Whiting: Pedo who brutally killed 8-year-old girl stabbed in prison by inmates again, left in pool of blood

Whiting was punched and kicked in the face and was repeatedly stabbed in the upper body with makeshift blades
UPDATED OCT 14, 2020
Roy Whiting (Getty Images)
Roy Whiting (Getty Images)

Child murderer and pedophile Roy Whiting was scared for his life after he was attacked in prison with makeshift blades by fellow inmates. The 61-year-old was battered and stabbed while behind bars as he served a life sentence for the murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne. Whiting was punched and kicked in the face and was repeatedly stabbed in the upper body with blades that had been snuck onto the wing at the Wakefield prison in West Yorkshire, England, according to a report by The Sun.

Details of the attack have been revealed after convicted murderers, 40-year-old Richard Prendergast and 40-year-old Kevin Hyden, admitted to a Section 18 wounding with intent via a video link at the Leeds crown court. The two had attacked Whiting after they sneaked into his cell at the Category A prison which has been called Monster Mansion.

He was then rushed to the Leeds General Infirmary where he had received emergency treatment. Pictures of his injuries showed how he had a busted lip, cuts to his face and black eyes. Whiting shared that two of his fellow inmates had burst into his cell and shouted "you f***ing nonce" which is another word for pedophile and had then beaten him up and stabbed him. 

He tried to crawl under his bed as a means to protect himself and revealed, "I looked down at the floor and I was laid in a pool of my own blood." He shared that he has never had any sorts of trouble with other inmates and has grown used to being called "nonce, pedophile and baby killer". In a statement post the attack, Whiting had said, "I have a couple of friends who I talk to but I do also get quite a lot of verbal abuse. They call me names such as nonce, rapist, child killer. I do try to ignore the comments as I have got so used to them now."

Whiting added, "The two immediately began to stab and punch me to my head and body." One of his attackers was reportedly screaming, "stab him, stab him, get him in the neck." Whiting then continued, "I couldn't feel the pain due to my adrenalin. After about three seconds I fell to the floor."

"I was then on the floor trying to defend myself. I was trying to kick out with my legs to defend myself," he revealed. "I looked down at the floor and I was laid in a pool of my own blood. It was everywhere." He shared that he then lost consciousness and was unaware of what took place afterwards but he knew he was being taken to hospital. At the hospital, he was given a CT scan on his wounds to check their depth and also had his spinal cord checked out.

We had earlier reported that Whiting had kidnapped Sarah Payne while she was playing hide and seek with her sister and two brothers. He was questioned about her disappearance the following day but was released. He was re-arrested later. The mechanic initially denied he had anything to do with the child's death but was then found guilty of murder in December 2001 and subsequently sentenced to life in prison. In 2010, his 50-year minimum sentence for the murder was cut down to 40 years.