Britain’s worst paedophile who abused 200 children has been found stabbed to death in prison.
Richard Huckle – serving 22 life terms for his crimes – was found slumped in his cell at top security HMP Full Sutton.
The twisted nonce would award himself “PedoPoints” based on the severity of his crimes.
Reportedly another prisoner has been placed in segregation today with cops set to launch a murder probe.
The Ministry of Justice confirmed Huckle’s death and that police were investigating it.
“It looks like Huckle was stabbed to death with makeshift blade,” a source told The Sun.
“It’s not clear yet if the weapon has been found.”
Huckle, 33, admitted 71 counts of sex abuse against up to 200 children across Malaysia over nine years, some as young as six months.
Freelance photographer Huckle shared pictures and videos of his rapes and assaults – including one baby in a nappy – were shared with paedophiles worldwide through the now defunct deep web paedo website.
He even tried to make a business out of his horrific crimes by crowd-funding the release of the images and was compiling a paedophile’s manual at the time of his arrest by the National Crime Agency.
Twenty-three children from poor Christian communities in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur were identified in 71 charges.
However, Huckle’s tally of abuse which he catalogued on a “PedoPoints” ledger was much higher – reaching the hundreds.
He was this year reported to be a sexual relationship behind bars with Grindr serial killer Stephen Port.
Huckle first visited Malaysia on a teaching gap year when he was 19 and went on to groom more children posing as a respectable Christian English teacher and philanthropist.
He was arrested by National Crime Agency officials as he arrived at Gatwick Airport en route to spend Christmas with his family in 2014.
Officers seized Huckle’s encrypted laptop and, although he refused to hand over passwords, they managed to uncover 20,000 indecent pictures and videos which he shared on the deep web.
They found Huckle’s paedophile manual called Paedophiles And Poverty: Child Lover Guide and a “Pedopoints “ledger in which he awarded himself marks for the abuse of 191 girls and boys.
In online posts, Huckle bragged: “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”
Offering advice to other like-minded people, he wrote: “If you really want to fully embrace child love, poverty is the way to go.”
He said middle-class children were protected “no-go areas” while the less privileged may be “ugly, ill-mannered and unhealthy”.
Commenting on one of his victims, he boasted: “I’d hit the jackpot, a 3yo girl as loyal to me as my dog and nobody seemed to care.”
Huckle crowd-funded the release of indecent images of the three-year-old girl in exchange for Bitcoins, achieving 105% of his target.
His parents were so horrified when he confessed his crimes that they begged police to take him away and made statements to support his prosecution.
Ahead of his sentencing, Huckle claimed to a psychiatrist that he wanted to put his “madness” behind him and settle down with a south Indian woman.
But the court was shown a posting from 2013 in which he outlined his plan to marry one of his victims in order to help him abuse more children.
In a message to the deep web site’s 7,000 users, he described how he had “fallen in love” with South Asia and its “adorable kids”.
He wrote: “I have gotten particularly close with one family whom I have known about six years.
“I have sexual contact with four of the girls in that family and, though the family obviously does not approve it, they try to work around it as they know I can be a potentially valuable asset to them in future.”
Sentencing him in 2016, Judge Peter Rook QC said: “You are just 30-years-old, you are a UK national. You have had the benefit of education in this country.
“You say that in your youth you did not feel that you belonged in this country.
“You travelled to, and resided in Malaysia, actually migrating there in 2010 where you committed sexual offences of the utmost gravity.
“Relentlessly you preyed upon the very young, pre pubescent children.
“This was a prolonged campaign of rape of the children.
“One of the most aggravating features of this case is the fact you targeted and groomed children from an impoverished community. That community was particularly vulnerable because of its poverty.
“Your life revolved around your obsession. It is clear that had you not been arrested, you planned to continue with the same lifestyle.”
An MoJ spokesman said: “HMP Full Sutton prisoner Richard Huckle died on October 13.
“It would be inappropriate to comment further while a police investigation is ongoing.”