Murderers who stabbed Sarah Payne’s killer Roy Whiting in prison jailed for another 7 years

Murderers who stabbed Sarah Payne’s killer Roy Whiting in prison jailed for another 7 years

 

Two fellow murderers who repeatedly stabbed Sarah Payne’s killer Roy Whiting in prison while screaming “you f**king nonce” have been sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison.

Whiting has described how Richard Prendergast and Kevin Hyden suddenly rushed into his cell and started to ‘stab and punch me to my head and body’.

Prendergast and Hyden were today jailed for seven-and-a-half years each, which has been added to their current life sentences.

They attacked him with screws, one of which was attached to two pieces of wood, and battered him with blows, leaving him lying in a pool of his own blood.

Sentencing the pair today, Judge Tom Bayliss QC said Whiting’s notoriety appears to have ‘served as motivation’ for the attack.

The men, both 40, did not stop stabbing 61-year-old Whiting until baton-wielding prison officers forced the cell door open, a court heard.

Whiting was in respiratory arrest when a nurse got to him at Category A HMP Wakefield in West Yorkshire – dubbed ‘Monster Mansion’ – and she inserted a plastic tube to give him an airway and save his life, it is reported.

Prendergast and Hyden both admitted a Section 18 wounding with intent when they appeared via video link at Leeds Crown Court.

The pair attacked Whiting, who is serving a life sentence for abducting and murdering eight-year-old Sarah in 2001, after sneaking into his cell.

Hyden later boasted about the attack, arguing Whiting deserved it because of his crimes and saying he would do it again if he could, prosecutor Jonathan Sharp said.

He also said other prisoners would shake his hand as he had done ‘what everyone wanted to do’, the court heard.

Judge Sharp said the attackers ‘could have borne no animosity’ towards Whiting as they had not spoken to him before.

Whiting claimed two inmates stormed into his cell screaming “you f***ing nonce” before they began stabbing him on November 8, 2018.

He said in a statement after the attack: “The two immediately began to stab and punch me to my head and body.”

He claimed one was shouting “stab him, stab him, get him in the neck”.

Whiting said he collapsed to the floor and tried to kick out with his legs to defend himself.

He hid under his bed to try to get away from his attackers.

Whiting said in the statement: “I looked down at the floor and I was laid in a pool of my own blood. It was everywhere.”

He suffered multiple stab wounds, a busted lip, cuts to his face and two black eyes, and lost consciousness as prison officers intervened.

The prison nurse said: “I do believe that my actions on this day did save Roy Whiting’s life, due to the severity of the injuries he had received and the quick response having qualified medics on the scene.”

The terrifying attack lasted around a minute and only came to an end when officers rushed into the cell.

A prison officer, who stopped the attack, said he believes Whiting would have been killed had staff not intervened with their batons drawn when they did.

The officer added: “The perpetrators did not stop stabbing Whiting until we managed to force open the door.”

Whiting, who has been attacked multiple times in prison, was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary, where his stab wounds were glued shut.

In his statement, he said he is used to being called “nonce, paedophile and baby killer” by inmates at HMP Wakefield.

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: “We are satisfied these pleas to section 18 assault not only reflect the criminality but also provide the court with adequate sentencing powers to address this serious offence.”

Whiting snatched Sarah, from Hersham, Surrey, as she walked to her grandfather’s home in Kingston Gorse, West Sussex, on the evening of July 1, 2000.

She had been playing hide and seek with her brothers in a corn field.

Her body was found in a field near Pulborough, about 15 miles from Kingston Gorse, 16 days later.

In February 2001, Whiting, who lived in a seafront flat in Littlehampton, about five miles from the country lane where Sarah vanished, was charged with kidnapping and murdering her.

He was convicted in December 2001 by a jury at Lewes Crown Court. He was jailed for at least 40 years, and will be 82 when he is eligible for parole.

His attackers, Prendergast and Hyden, are both in prison for murder.

Prendergast fatally stabbed Lee Moody, 44, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, in June 2018 after he mistakenly believed Mr Moody had stolen his mobile phone.

The killer admitted murder at Nottingham Crown Court and was jailed for life with a minimum term of 19 years.

Hyden was given a life sentence with a minimum term of at least 32 years for brutally murdering Davinia Loynton, 59, at a flat in Wellington, Shropshire in September 2014.

A post-mortem examination found she died as a result of head injuries and a stab wound to her neck.

Police said Hyden broke into Ms Loynton’s flat before attacking her and stealing her bank cards.

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