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Victor Farrant: Man who murdered mother-of-three Glenda Hoskins dies in prison | UK News

Victor Farrant: Man who murdered mother-of-three Glenda Hoskins dies in prison | UK News

The man who murdered mother-of-three Glenda Hoskins has died in prison weeks after it emerged he was being considered for release on compassionate grounds. Victor Farrant was convicted of the murder of his former girlfriend Mrs Hoskins, 44, and the attempted murder of Ann Fidler, 45, in 1996. Sentencing him to jail for life in 1998, Mr Justice Butterfield said Farrant was so dangerous that he should “never be released”. He died at HMP Wakefield on Friday 3 May after suffering from a “longstanding health condition”, the Prison Service has said. Earlier this year Mrs Hoskins’ children Iain, Katie and David said they had been contacted by officials who said that Farrant was being considered for compassionate leave as he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and could have months to live. The Hoskins family has said Farrant’s death ends an “agonising two months” since they heard he was being considered for early release. They added that the “lack of information” they had received and “clarity of the steps in this process was bewildering and …