Former Durham Prison Inmate Charged With Huntley Attack

An armed robber is due to enter a plea after being charged with trying to kill Soham murderer Ian Huntley in Frankland Prison, Durham, in March last year.

Damien Fowkes, 35, is due to appear before Newcastle Crown Court via videolink from jail after Huntley's throat was slashed with a makeshift knife.

Fowkes is accused of inflicting a 7in (18cm) wound on Huntley's neck using a weapon fashioned from a toothbrush and razor blade when they were in the kitchens.

School caretaker Huntley was jailed for life for the 2002 murders of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

The court will be linked to Wakefield Prison, where Fowkes is being held.

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