Britain's youngest female double-murderer from Ipswich has been denied parole following a hearing. 

Lorraine Thorpe was only 15 when she and an accomplice murdered her father Des and another street-drinker Rosalyn Hunt in Ipswich in August 2009.

Thorpe and Paul Clarke, 41, were convicted of the murders the following year and Thorpe was ordered to serve a minimum of 14 years in custody.

The case has continued to provoke interest and in 2019 featured in a true-life television programme.

The news of the murders shocked Ipswich and shone a spotlight on the dangers faced by the street-drinking community.

Clarke was found dead in his cell at Whitemoor Prison in Cambridgeshire in 2014. He had been given a minimum term of 27 years for his part in the murders.

Earlier this year it was announced that Thorpe would face a Parole Board this summer which considered whether it is safe to release her.

A spokesman for the Parole Board said: “We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board refused the release of Lorraine Thorpe following a paper review. The panel also refused to recommend a move to open prison. 

"Parole Board decisions are solely focused on what risk a prisoner could represent to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community.   

"A panel will carefully examine a huge range of evidence, including details of the original crime, and any evidence of behaviour change, as well as explore the harm done and impact the crime has had on the victims.   

"Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority.