Detectives are to study a tape thought to have been made by child killer Ian Huntley before he attempted to kill himself, police sources said today.
The tape – found among Huntley’s possessions in Wakefield Prison, Yorkshire - is thought to contain information about the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, both 10, in Soham, Cambs, four years ago.
Sources said the tape would first be examined by West Yorkshire police, who are investigating Huntley’s suicide bid, then handed to officers in Cambridgeshire, who investigated the Soham killings.
It would also form part of an internal investigation into Huntley’s suicide attempt by prison authorities, sources said.
Huntley, 32, serving life for murdering Holly and Jessica, was found unconscious in his cell at the high security prison in the early hours of Tuesday following a suspected overdose.
Police are investigating the possibility that he gave the tape to a fellow inmate in return for anti-depressant pills.