Durham Prisoner On Trial Over Huntley Attack

A prisoner is due to go on trial accused of murdering another inmate and attempting to kill Soham murderer Ian Huntley at a Durham prison.

Damien Fowkes, 35, is accused of slashing Huntley's throat in Frankland Prison in March last year.

Fowkes, from Northampton, is accused of inflicting a seven-inch wound on Huntley's neck using a blade 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.

Fowkes is alleged to have strangled to death another prisoner, Colin Hatch, at Full Sutton prison near York in February

He is due to go on trial at Hull Crown Court before Mr Justice Coulson.