Soham murderer Huntley in third suicide bid
THE Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation into how Soham murderer Ian Huntley was able to attempt suicide for a third time. Huntley was taken back to Wakefield prison on Friday night after being treated for an overdose of prescription drugs, w
THE Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation into how Soham murderer Ian Huntley was able to attempt suicide for a third time.
Huntley was taken back to Wakefield prison on Friday night after being treated for an overdose of prescription drugs, which he took that afternoon.
He was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in West Yorkshire for treatment and was later deemed well enough to return to jail.
Huntley is normally held in the healthcare section of the high-security jail.
The 33-year-old former school caretaker first attempted to kill himself in June 2003 after saving up 29 anti-depressant pills in a box of teabags while awaiting trial.
In September 2006, he spent a day in hospital after being found unconscious in his cell following an overdose.
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Huntley was jailed for the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in August 2002.
The bodies of the two 10-year-old friends were discovered in a ditch at Lakenheath after the girls went missing in Soham.