'Britain's worst pedophile' found 'stabbed to death' in prison cell

A man considered to be Britain’s worst pedophile has reportedly been murdered in jail.

Richard Huckle, 33, was handed 22 life sentences in 2016 for abusing up to 200 children.

He was serving his time in HM Prison Full Sutton in Yorkshire.

A source told Sky News Huckle was found dead in the jail in circumstances deemed “suspicious”.

The Sun, also citing an unnamed source, reported the 33-year-old was stabbed with a “makeshift blade”.

His offences were carried out between 2006 and 2014.

Richard Huckle, considered to be Britain's worst pedophile, has been found dead in jail. Source: Sky News/ AAP

The freelance photographer awarded himself "Pedopoints" for different acts of abuse against 191 youngsters, and sold images of his depravity on the dark web.

In online posts, Huckle bragged that it was easier to target impoverished children in Malaysia than those from wealthy Western backgrounds.

Commenting on one of his victims, he boasted: "I'd hit the jackpot, a 3yo girl as loyal to me as my dog and nobody seemed to care."

At the time of his arrest, he was writing a guide to teach fellow pedophiles how to abuse children and avoid detection.

Huckle was stopped at London’s Gatwick Airport en route to spend Christmas with his family in 2014 after Australian authorities tipped off the UK's National Crime Agency.

Officers seized Huckle's encrypted laptop and managed to uncover more than 20,000 indecent pictures and videos although there were other files they were unable to crack.

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