SERIAL killer Steve Wright is recovering after being attacked by a fellow prisoner behind bars.
Wright – known as the Suffolk Strangler after he abducted and killed five sex workers in 2006 from the streets of Ipswich – was targeted by a fellow lag at top security HMP Long Lartin.
Wright, 64, is believed to have been punched in the face during the attack earlier this month and suffered facial injuries.
A source said: “Wright might have a terrifying reputation outside of prison, but inside he’s hated as he is a sex offender.
“He annoyed someone and they took their chance to dish out some retribution.”
Wright was told he must spend the rest of his life in prison in 2008 as the judge described the series of killings as a "targeted campaign of murder.”
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The former QE2 steward was handed a whole life term in 2008 – meaning he will never be released – after being convicted of the murder of Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29.
The naked bodies of the women, who all worked as prostitutes in Ipswich, were found in isolated locations near the Suffolk town in December 2006.
Evidence showed all the women had been choked or strangled.
Wright, who lived in Ipswich, denied any involvement in the women’s deaths but a jury took less than eight hours to find him guilty.
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