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Child killer Colin Pitchfork’s bid for freedom is popping right into a “farce” and the Parole Board should maintain his newest attraction in public, says a Tory MP.

Pitchfork, jailed for all times in 1988 for the rape and homicide of 15-year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in 1983 and 1986, was freed in 2021.

He was returned to jail two months later after approaching a lone girl.

Last June, the board stated his incarceration was not mandatory.

He was returned to jail two months later after breaching his licence circumstances by approaching a lone girl whereas litter-picking – and since then the case taken a number of twists.

In June 2023, the Parole Board dominated that the choice to recall him was flawed, together with his ongoing incarceration deemed not mandatory for public security.

Alex Chalk, the Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor subsequently blocked that call, and Pitchfork’s launch, scheduled for December 2023, was denied after a choose agreed it was “irrational”.

However, the Parole Board agreed Pitchfork’s attraction for them to think about his case but once more, that means he’ll face a contemporary listening to earlier than a unique panel of Parole Board members, more likely to be held in June.

Now Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, the place Pitchfork dedicated his crimes, says the general public is dropping confidence within the board. Yesterday Mr Costa wrote to chairwoman Caroline Corby urging “greater transparency”.

Mr Costa has campaigned to maintain Pitchfork, 63, behind bars and yesterday wrote to Parole Board chairwoman Caroline Corby urging “greater transparency”.

He advised “The Parole Board have now entered farce ­territory by allowing Colin Pitchfork to appeal the decision to keep him behind bars.”

Mr Costa is demanding the listening to, more likely to be in June, is held in public.

He stated: “The public are understandably outraged that a man considered too dangerous to release in December now has the chance to make his case again.”

The MP warned Pitchfork was “capable of committing despicable acts”.

He needs reform, including: “The fact Pitchfork can apply for limitless appeals is a perverse outcome undermining the finality of decisions.”

“This case exemplifies the pressing want for rule reform.”

A earlier utility for a public listening to the case of Pitchfork was rejected in an eight-page doc printed in March 2, 2023, with Ms Corby concluding that an settlement to take action would outcome within the disclosure of knowledge which needs to be stored non-public.

The Parole Board declined to remark additional when contacted by