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A second convicted murderer has been caught using Facebook to keep the world up to date with his life inside.

Colin Gunn, 42, is serving 35 years for conspiracy to murder Joan and John Stirland.

But despite this, he has had a Facebook profile for the last two months. The page was regularly updated leading to suspicion that he was using a mobile phone rather than getting friends to update it for him.

Gunn said on the site: “Good news from seeing the security governor, he said he had no problem with me blogging. I’ve provided him with all of the up-to-date laws on it. Unlike the security at HMP Whitemoor, it does not concern them here,” according to The Sunday Times.

The profile also included threatening messages.

Of course, if Gunn can access Facebook presumably he's using other, less public, sites and services too. Or just using his phone to continue running his business from jail.

The Ministry of Justice said it would look at the issue.

The Prison Officers' Association said they needed more resources to search for mobile phones or the ability to jam their use within prisons.

Last week a man serving time for the murder of Ben Kinsella had his profile on the site removed, after complaints from the Kinsella family. ®

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