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.
9. Christopher Halliwell
Double killer Christopher Halliwell murder Sian O’Callaghan, 22, and Becky Godden-Edwards, 20, who had both been abducted after leaving nightclubs. However, a police procedural error almost cleared him of the crime.
The taxi driver was being investigated for Miss O’Callaghan murder in 2011 and led detectives to a field in Eastleach, Gloucestershire where officers found the headless body of Miss Godden-Edwards.
However, due to the fact he was only cautioned and read his rights after he’d taken detectives to the field the charge against him for the 2003 murder of Miss Godden-Edwards had to be withdrawn.
But two years after he was jailed for Miss O’Callaghan’s murder, renowned soil scientist Professor Lorna Dawson and her team linked him to the crime. They were able to show how soil on a spade in his garden shed matched that at the burial site.
10. Robert Maudsley.
He is known as the country’s most dangerous prisoner and has spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement. Robert Maudsley, who is now 68, is locked up in a special underground cell under Wakefield Prison and is one of the country’s longest-serving prisoners. His cell is made from bullet-proof perspex.
Maudsley first killed a man in 1974 who had picked him up for sex after the man showed him pictures of children he had sexually abused.
He earned the nickname ‘Hannibal the Cannibal’ due to false reports he had eaten part of the man’s brain.
While in prison he embarked on vigilante violence and killed a convicted child molester, a man in jail for the manslaughter of his wife, as well as a man who was locked up for the sexual assault of a girl.
11. Arthur Hutchinson.
Murderer Arthur Hutchinson killed three members of a family.
He had been on the run for weeks at the time, having been arrested at the end of September on suspicion of theft, bulglary and rape. Hutchinson escaped out of the window. He broke into a home in Dore, Sheffield, in October 1983 and fatally stabbed husband and wife Basil and Avril Laitner and their son Richard. Just hours earlier the family had hosted a wedding celebration. He was convicted of three murders and rape. The judge in his original trial ruled that he should serve a minimum of 18 years behind bars but then-home secretary Leon Brittan later imposed a whole life order.
He has made a number of legal challenges to his sentence.
Prior to his killing spree he had served five years in jail for the attempted murder of his half brother. Photo: Submit