Sick child killer Colin Pitchfork could be moved from his bail hostel for his own safety after vigilantes named the location online, the Daily Star Sunday can reveal.
In the days ahead, Pitchfork, a double murderer and rapist of 61 years, will be transferred amid fears that he might be attacked.
His location was kept under wraps.
It was released this week after he was seen in the area.
In response to posts naming his location, one revenge-seeker said: “He should be dead.”
Another added: “Should have been strung up, evil bastard.”
A source told the Daily Star Sunday: “The authorities are aware of the comments and the situation is now being closely monitored.”
Pitchfork – who has changed his name – was released from jail earlier this month after 33 years behind bars.
In 1983, he raped Lynda Mann (age 15), in Narborough, Leics. Dawn Ashworth (15) was also raped in Enderby in 1986. He currently lives with other inmates at the south-of-England residential unit.
If he feels his safety is in danger, he may be transferred by probation and police chiefs.
Pitchfork is subject to 43 tough licence conditions – 36 more than the average freed convict – to protect the public.
He is under a night-time curfew on the premises and is also tested for drugs or alcohol.
Pitchfork’s conditions include electronic tagging and lie-detector tests, and he must provide details of any vehicle he owns.
Pitchfork cannot visit the site where his crimes occurred and must inform probation officials if he develops close relationships with others.
Pitchfork was the first to be convicted of murder using DNA. He was sentenced to life in 1988.