These notorious criminals will never be released from jail in the UK. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty Images

16 notorious criminals who will never be let out of jail

CHILD-killers, serial murders and assassins are among the notorious criminals who will spend the rest of their lives behind bars in the UK.

Whole life orders were first introduced in 1983 and were originally imposed by government ministers.

However after an appeal by a prisoner named Anthony Anderson in 2002, this was removed and the power was given to judges instead.

There are believed to be over 70 criminals serving whole life sentences in the UK currently.

Among them are serial killers, child murders and plenty more.

We have pulled together a list of some of the prisoners serving whole life sentences currently.

Here are 16 notorious criminals who will never leave prison in the UK.

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