Colin Pitchfork sent prison to jail after warning signs in lie detector test

Evil child killer Colin Pitchfork was sent back to prison after probation handlers were reportedly spooked by some warning signs during his lie detector tests.

On Friday, justice chiefs said Pitchfork, 61, had been put back inside due to “concerning behaviour”, just two months after he was freed, the Daily Mirror reports.

The 61-year-old had also reportedly been approaching young girls while out on long walks.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “High-profile killers like Pitchfork are subject to really strict monitoring and as part of that they have to undergo regular polygraph tests.

“But the way he approached the tests raised concerns about his behaviour and those monitoring him felt they had to act.”

Pitchfork was caged for a minimum of 30 years in 1987 after raping and strangling 15-year-old Lynda Mann, in 1983, and Dawn Ashworth, also 15, three years later in Leicestershire.

Sources say probation staff were concerned at his “bad attitude” after his release but there is no suggestion that he has committed a crime.

He will be assessed by the Parole Board again within 28 days – meaning he could in theory be released in the new year.

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Pitchfork was ruled suitable for release by the Parole Board in March, sparking outrage from the victims’ families with some of the relatives wanting to attend any future hearings.

Lynda Mann's sister Rebecca Eastwood said: “I will be going if I can.”

The Government also argued at the time that the board’s decision to let Pitchfork go free was “irrational” and asked for the decision to be re-examined.

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But despite the objections he was released from HMP Leyhill, Gloucestershire, in September.

During his time on the outside, Pitchfork was subject to 43 licence conditions including tagging, exclusion zones and a ban on contact with children.

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