Soham murderer Ian Huntley was today rushed to hospital after having his throat slashed by another inmate in Frankland prison.
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Attacked: Double murderer Ian Huntley, 36, was rushed to hospital after his throat was slashed by another inmate
The 36-year-old double killer was taken from the prison, near Durham, for treatment after he was attacked with a home-made weapon.
A prison service spokesman said: 'A prisoner at HMP Frankland was assaulted by another prisoner with a home-made implement at about 3.25pm today.
'The prisoner was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not thought to be life threatening.'
Huntley, who killed 10-year-old Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in 2002, was jailed for life for their murder with a minimum term of 40 years.
Then girlfriend Maxine Carr was charged with perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender after providing a false alibi for Huntley.
She was jailed for three and a half years and released in May 2004 on probation.
Carr was given a new identity to protect her from attacks by the public.
It is not the first time Huntley has been attacked while in prison.
In 2006, he was ambushed by an inmate wielding a sharpened plastic knife as he returned to his cell. He was forced to fight off his attacker.
One year earlier, the double child killer had to be treated by health care staff after being attacked with boiling water.
He was left severely scalded after rapist Paul Marshall, 35, threw the water over him.
Huntley has also tried to commit suicide three times while in prison.
HMP Frankland, a category A prison, has a capacity of 750 inmates. Huntley was moved there in January 2008.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman tonight confirmed Huntley had been attacked.
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