More from the Gordon Anglesea expert – Rebecca
CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE Gordon Anglesea died yesterday morning of natural causes.
He would have been 80 in four months.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice, which administers the Prison Service, this afternoon scotched rumours the retired police superintendent may have tried to take his own life.
He was taken ill a few days ago.
He had served just 42 days of a 12 year sentence for abusing two boys in the 1980s.
He was incarcerated at Rye Hill prison, a Category B training establishment, in the Warwickshire village of Willoughby.
It has a capacity of 664 inmates.
A spokeswoman at Rugby’s St Cross Hospital would not confirm that he was a patient there.
In November Anglesea was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on four counts of indecent assault on two boys.
The first victim was abused at the Wrexham Attendance Centre which Anglesea, then a police inspector, ran in the late…
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