Child killer Colin Pitchfork is 'using a new name' but must confess crimes to any new girlfriend or face jail recall

CHILD killer Colin Pitchfork is reportedly using a new name after his release from prison – but must confess his sickening crimes to any new girlfriends or be recalled to prison.

The 61-year-old double murderer is said to have been calling himself David Thorpe amongst lags inside HMP Leyhill, before his shocking release back onto the streets.

Pitchfork has been warned he must be "upfront" with any potential partners or prospective employers about his true identity and his appalling past.

"If he was trying to hide who he was, say if he started a relationship or a job, he would have to be upfront about who he was," a source told MailOnline.

"If a probation officer got wind of that it would undermine his licence – and potentially land him back behind bars."

After being locked up for 33 years, the killer will now be subjected to 43 tough licence conditions — 36 more than the average freed con — to protect the public.

He must wear a GPS tag and agree to take polygraph lie detector tests when required.

The killer is also banned from entering certain areas of Leicestershire where his crimes were committed while informing cops of any contact he has with children.

Other rules heavily restrict his internet and phone use.

The 61-year-old headed straight into hiding over fears of vigilante attacks after being escorted by officials to a bail hostel.

Pitchfork killed Lynda Mann in Narborough, Leics, in 1983, and Dawn Ashworth in nearby Enderby in 1986.

He was the first murderer convicted using DNA and was jailed for life in 1988.

But in March a Parole Board ruled him fit for release from HMP Leyhill, Gloucs.

Much to the horror of victims families and the local community, it is feared he remains a "very real danger" to the public.

One former Lehill prisoner even phoned into radio station LBC and also hinted that Pitchfork had been handed a new identity.


"He's been given a new name, he's the most arrogant prisoner I have ever come across," he said.

"He talked down to prisoners. He's got that much protection around him you can't do anything.

"He's still got that look in eyes – he switches quick. When he got his parole he was walking round with a bigger smile on his face than he ever had.

"He is still a danger 100 per cent. He would get annoyed when female staff would tell him off."

The grief-consumed mother of tragic teen Dawn said of his freedom: "Well, it was on the books that he was going to be released but I don’t think he should be breathing the same air as us.

"It goes without saying that life should have meant life in his case, because he said he was guilty of the offences, the murders of both girls. And he did a lot more besides," Barbara added.

Pitchfork's horrific crimes sparked Leicestershire Police's biggest ever manhunt at the time.

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