Roy Whiting cell shock

The paedophile who murdered Sarah Payne has been found with pictures of his 8-year-old victim in his cell.

The discovery was made during a routine search at Wakefield prison, and detailed in a prison report seen by the Sunday Mirror.

The newspaper quoted the 2009 report as saying: "It is of serious concern that the security information indicates hidden newspaper cuttings of Mr Whiting's victim and young girls were discovered during a cell search.

"It appears that his interest in young girls continues to be evident within the prison environment."

Sarah's mother, the children's campaigner Sara Payne, spoke of her "anger and dismay" at the news. Mrs Payne, 40, told the News of the World: "This is extremely unfortunate and gives me the creeps. We live in an age where material like this is easily available and the Prison Service can only do its best to try and restrict it.

"Collecting newspaper clippings is, I am sure, Roy Whiting and other paedophiles' way of trying to intimidate the families of their victims.''

Whiting, 51, abducted Sarah from outside her grandparents' home in East Preston, West Sussex, in 2000. Police teams searched for 16 days before her naked body was found 12 miles away.