“A double child killer who was the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence can be released, the Parole Board has confirmed.
“Colin Pitchfork, 61, was jailed for life for raping and murdering 15-year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire in the 1980s.
“Pitchfork has spent 33 years in prison – he was last denied parole in 2018.
“The Parole Board said it was satisfied Pitchfork was suitable for release, which is subject to conditions.
“”Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority,” a Parole Board spokesman said.”
“The decision is provisional for 21 days, the spokesman added.”
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