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Damien Fowkes

Kill Total:


Kill place:

Full Sutton Prison, York

Kill date:

February 2010


Colin Hatch

Date of Birth:


Marital Status:




2002, Fowkes was found guilty, and sentenced to 12 years at Northampton Crown Court  for committing armed robbery. He had robbed on three occasions over 4 days.


March 2010, He attempted to Cut Ian Huntley's throat.

Huntley was in hospital for three days and needed 21 stitches in his neck, the wound was 7in (18cm) long. Fowkes had fashion a makeshift knife from melting razor blades into a plastic spoon.


November 2010, Fowkes moved to the high security Full Sutton prison in York.


Monday 22nd February 2011, He strangled child killer Colin Hatch with strips of prison bedding at Full Sutton Prison in York.


Tuesday 4th October 2011, At Hull Crown Court, Fowkes admitted Hatch's manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and attempted murder over the attack on Ian Huntley. As he left court, Fowkes shouted “Allahu Akbar” - which means “God is greatest”.


Wednesday 5th October 2011, judge Mr Justice Coulson, said Fowkes must serve a minimum of 20 years.
The judge expressed concern about the attacks within a high-security prisons and called for an "urgent review"



Court          -  Hull Crown Court

Judge          -  Mr Justice Coulson

Prosecution  -  Graham Reeds

Defence        -  Andrew Hall QC





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