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Sarah Payne’s paedophile killer Roy Whiting is ‘stabbed by cellmates in frenzied attack inside ‘Monster Mansion’ HMP Wakefield

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  •  The 65-year-old was stabbed by one of his cellmates at the Yorkshire jail 
  •  Prison guards raced to rescue the 65-year-old and gave him treatment
  •  He was jailed for life in 2002 for murdering eight-year-old Sarah Payne

Child killer Roy Whiting has been stabbed by one of his cellmates at a maximum security prison housing some of the UK’s most horrific criminals.

The paedophile, who was jailed for life in 2002 for murdering eight-year-old Sarah Payne, was repeatedly knifed inside HMP Wakefield last weekend.

Sources said that prison guards at the prison, dubbed ‘Monster Mansion’, raced to rescue the 65-year-old and gave him treatment after the assault.

One told The Mirror: ‘Whiting is hated in prison. He was stabbed and was covered in blood. They were trying to kill him.’

A Prison Service spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘A prisoner at HMP Wakefield was treated for minor injuries following an incident involving another offender.

Rot Whiting was attacked a cellmate at HMP Wakefield over the weekend 

Sarah Payne had been playing a game of hide and seek with her siblings near their grandparents' home in West Sussex, on July 1, 2000, when she was abducted and murdered

Sarah Payne had been playing a game of hide and seek with her siblings near their grandparents’ home in West Sussex, on July 1, 2000, when she was abducted and murdered

‘It would be inappropriate to comment further while the police investigate.’

Whiting has been the subject of repeated attacks behind bars at Category A jail.

Murderer Rickie Tregaskis slashed Whiting’s face with a razor blade which left him with a 6in scar on his right cheek in 2002.

Meanwhile, Gary Vinter, 53, sneaked into Whiting’s jail cell and attacked him with a sharpened plastic toilet brush handle in 2009. Vinter is serving a life sentence after murdering a workmate in 1996 and his estranged wife in 2008.

He later told Newcastle Crown Court he stabbed the notorious child killer in both eyes because he was a ‘dirty little nonce’. He was jailed for a further five years for the attack from which Whiting made a full recovery.

Whiting is being held at HMP Wakefield (pictured) which houses some of the UK's most notorious prisoners

Whiting is being held at HMP Wakefield (pictured) which houses some of the UK’s most notorious prisoners 

The prison (pictured) is nicknamed the 'Monster Mansion'  due to the large number of high-profile, high-risk sex offenders and murderers being held

The prison (pictured) is nicknamed the ‘Monster Mansion’  due to the large number of high-profile, high-risk sex offenders and murderers being held 

In 2018, Whiting suffered multiple puncture wounds after being attacked by murderers Richard Prendergast and Kevin Hyden.

They armed themselves with makeshift weapons, including pieces of wood with screws sticking out.

Payne had been playing an innocent game of hide and seek with her sister Charlotte and brothers Luke, then 11, and Lee in a cornfield near their grandparents’ home in Kingston Gorse, West Sussex, on July 1, 2000.

All three of them saw Sarah sprint through a gap leading to a road on the edge of the field, and she was not seen alive again.

Waiting on the other side was Whiting, who threw her into his white van and waved and smiled at Sarah’s brother Lee Payne, who was 13, as he drove her away to her death.

Whiting was convicted of Sarah’s abduction and murder in December 2001 and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

His 50 year jail term was later reduced to 40 years after an appeal.

It later emerged that Whiting was already on the Sex Offenders Register after abducting and sexually attacking another eight-year-old.

Speaking in 2017, Sarah’s brother Lee Payne spoke for the first time about the moment he realised his sister was gone and how he ‘beat himself up’ for years about failing to save his little sister.

He told MailOnline: ‘When it comes to feeling guilt about the situation, I did for a few years beat myself up that if I ran faster I might have caught up with her. 

‘Whiting drove the other way in his van and gave me a little wave as he went.’

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