Pitchfork parole challenge refused
Parole Board panel’s decision was not irrational, reviewer finds
The Parole Board for England and Wales has refused a request for reconsideration of its decision to permit the release of Colin Pitchfork, who raped and murdered two teenage girls in the 1980s.
Pichfork, 61, has served 33 years of a life sentence. His minimum period was reduced by the Court of Appeal in 2009 from the 30 years set by the home secretary to…