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Sara Payne's anger at killer’s pictures of her daughter

Children's campaigner Sara Payne has spoken of her “anger and dismay” after being told her daughter's killer was found with pictures of the girl in his cell.

Roy Whiting (51) reportedly had newspaper and magazine cuttings about eight-year-old Sarah Payne and other young girls in his cell at Wakefield Prison in West Yorkshire.

The disturbing discovery was made during a routine search and detailed in a prison report.

Mrs Payne (40) said: “I felt anger and dismay when told what he had been doing. This is extremely unfortunate and gives me the creeps.

“We live in an age where material like this is easily available and the Prison Service can only do its best to try and restrict it.”

She added: “Collecting newspaper clippings is, I am sure, Roy Whiting and other paedophiles' way of trying to intimidate the families of their victims.”

The report said Whiting refused to accept responsibility for Sarah's murder. He killed her in 2000.

She vanished while playing with her brothers and sister in a field near her grandparents' house in West Sussex. Her naked body was found 12 miles away.

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