Convicted killer Roy Whiting has been attacked by another inmate whilst serving his sentence in prison.
Whiting is 56 years old and serving a 40 year sentence for the abduction and murder of Sarah Payne in the UK in the year 2000.
According to the Sun Newspaper another inmate attacked Whiting with a hot water flask and injured him. He needed medical treatment but wasn’t hospitalized on this occasion.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Whiting has been attacked in prison and been injured.
The Sun reported that he was attacked by another prisoner in 2011, Gary Vinter, a 6″7 inmate who was also convicted of murder. He’d used a sharpened toothbrush in that attack.
Whiting was also attacked in August 2002 by Rickie Tregaskis with a razor blade, leaving him with a 6in scar on his cheek. A source told the Sun newspaper that Whiting is a permanent target and will likely be attacked again.
Whiting was convicted of killing Sarah Payne (pictured below) in December 2001 when she was aged 8.