'Call me Lian': Child killer Ian Huntley 'has told inmates to call him by feminine version of his name'
Soham killer Ian Huntley is reportedly asking inmates to call him Lian, a female version of his name.
The child murderer (43) who is serving a minimum of 40 years at Durham’s Frankland jail, used his new name to sign a newspaper cutting for a friend, The Sun reported.
“Huntley’s been telling everyone to call him Lian," a source told the newspaper.
“It’s getting him loads of attention and he feels like a bit of a celebrity inside - which itself makes him feel a bit safer.
“He’s taking pleasure in signing everything for as many inmates as possible with his new name."
The newspaper also reported that the notorious all-male prison, which also houses Millie Dowler’s murderer Levi Bellfield and Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, is selling make-up at the canteen.
It published a photo of a list of cosmetics, ranging from lip stick to eyeliner, that it says are on sale.
“The canteen sells eye shadow and foundation so, if (Huntley) wants to look more like a woman, he can,” the source said.
With about 80 transgender inmates in jail in England and Wales, according to statistics, the sale of cosmetics is part of efforts to cater for inmates who want to change gender.
A Prison Service spokesman told the newspaper that Huntley was not planning to switch gender.
Huntley murdered two ten-year-old girls - Holly Marie Wells and Jessica Chapman - in 2002 and was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2003.