Stephen Beadman who murdered Kayleigh Haywood dies in Wakefield Prison

The man who raped and killed 15 year-old schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood has died in prison, it has been confirmed.

Stephen Beadman, 34, from Ibstock, was serving a life term in Wakefield Prison for the killing Kayleigh in November 2015.

His horrific crime took place as the teenager had tried to flee his clutches – and another man who had groomed her over a two-week period online.

The Ministry of Justice has issued a statement stating that Beadman died in hospital yesterday.

The cause or circumstances of his death, however, was not revealed.