Damien Fowkes

Damien Fowkes
Kill Total1
Kill PlaceHMP Full Sutton
Kill Date2011
VictimColin Hatch-58
CourtHull Crown Court
JudgeMr Justice Coulson
ProsceutionGraham Reeds
DefenceAndrew Hall QC
Case No:
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, Fowkesattempted to cut Child killer, Ian Huntley's throat, this happened while the pair were in prison at HMP Frankland.
Huntley was in hospital for three days and needed 21-stitches in his neck, the wound was 7in (18cm) long. Fowkes had fashioned a makeshift knife from melting razor blades into a plastic spoon.

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

Monday 22nd February 2011, Fowkes strangled child killer, 58-year-old, 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"

2nd October 2016,  while being held at HMP Whitemoor, Fowkes was attacked by fellow inmate, 49-year-old Kenvin McCarthy. Fowkes, no aged-41, suffered a 30cm laceration and had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for the life-threatening injury. McCartrhy was latrer handed a life sentence on top of the one he was already serving.

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