Here are 10 of the most infamous inmates who will never be released from jail for their sickening crimes.
The sentence means they will never be eligible for parole.
5. Wayne Couzens
Wayne Couzens was given a whole life term for kidnapping, raping and murdering Sarah Everard before burning her body. Couzens, who was a serving Met Police officer at the time used a false arrest to detain Ms Everard, accusing her of breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules. He used his warrant card and handcuffs to snatch the 33-year-old marketing executive as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London. He had appealed against his whole life term, but it was refused.
David Fuller will die in jail after he murdered and then sexually assaulted two women decades before sexually abusing more than 100 dead women and girls in hospital mortuaries. The former hospital electrician pleaded guilty to murdering Wendy Knell, 25, and Caroline Pierce, 20, in two separate attacks in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Ms Knell was discovered by her boyfriend dead in her bedsit on Tuesday 23 June 1987. She had been sexually assaulted, beaten, and strangled.
On 24 November that same year Ms Pierce was murdered after she was abducted from outside her bedsit. Her body was discovered by a farm worker on 15 December, in a remote location near Romney Marsh, more than 40 miles away.
She had also been sexually assaulted, beaten, and strangled.
Fuller was finally caught after a review of DNA evidence. But when police searched his home his other horrifying crimes came to light. Police found recordings of Fuller sexually abusing bodies in mortuaries. The victims included three children under the age of 18.
Notorious murderer and rapist Stephen Port became known as the ‘Grindr killer’. Port murdered four young men and sexually assaulted others, and used dating sites and apps to make contact with the victims. In 2014, he killed Anthony Waldgate, Gabriel Kovari and Daniel Whitworth. He killed for a fourth time in 2015 when he targeted Jack Taylor.
Now 47, former bus depot chef was a loner who was obsessed with drug-rape pornography.
He lured young gay men to his flat before fatally plying them with GHB, sexually abusing them, and disposing of their corpses.
On 23 November 2016, Port was convicted of the assaults by penetration, rapes and murders of the four young men.
He was also convicted of the rapes of three other men he drugged, and ten counts of administering a substance with intent, and four sexual assaults.
Mark Bridger was sentenced to a whole-life term for the abduction and murder of 5-year-old April Jones, 5, on October 1, 2012. April had gone missing while playing outside, and was seen getting into a vehicle near her home in Machynlleth, Powys.
Bridger was arrested the following day and charged on 6 October. After his arrest police found he had an extensive haul of child pornography.
Bridger claimed he had accidentally run over April but could not remember disposing of her body. April’s body was never found, though 17 bone fragments had been found in Bridger’s cottage.
There were claims he told a prison chaplain he had disposed of her body in the river which flowed past his house. Police have said they doubted this and believe he scattered April’s remains across the countryside.