A MURDER inquiry has been launched following the death of a paedophile prisoner at Full Sutton Prison on Tuesday evening.
Humberside Police received a call from the prison service shortly before 7.30pm reporting that there was an incident ongoing at prison.
Just after 8pm they received a further call stating that a 38-year-old man who had been involved in the incident had died.
The man has been identified as prisoner Colin Hatch - who was convicted of killing a seven-year-old boy in the 1990s while on parole for a previous child sex attack.
A post mortem for Hatch took place yesterday.
A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he is in custody at the prison with plans to move him to a police station at a later date.
Humberside Police are working with the prison service and investigating the incident.
The incident is being investigated by a team of detectives based at the Major Incident Room in Kellythorpe, led by Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Dena Fleming.
Hatch, who is from London, was handed a life sentence in 1994 after the judge described him as “highly dangerous”, saying it was not possible to envisage a time that he could be released safely.
He had a string of previous convictions for attacks on young boys, but had managed to avoid being sent to Broadmoor mental hospital despite a psychiatrist’s recommendations.
In April 1993, Hatch abducted, sexually assaulted and choked to death seven-year-old Sean Williams at his tower block home in north London.
A postman discovered the youngster’s body taped up in bin liners and dumped in a lift.