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Man guilty of Sarah Payne murder

PUBLISHED: 15:01 12 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:01 03 March 2010

A JURY has convicted a man of the murder and abduction of eight-year-old schoolgirl Sarah Payne.

After nine hours of deliberation, the jury at Lewes Crown Court returned a unanimous verdict of guilty on the charges against Roy Whiting.

A JURY has convicted a man of the murder and abduction of eight-year-old schoolgirl Sarah Payne.

After nine hours of deliberation, the jury at Lewes Crown Court returned a unanimous verdict of guilty on the charges against Roy Whiting.

Moments after the verdicts were given, the court heard of Whiting's previous conviction for kidnapping and indecently assaulting a nine-year-old girl in West Sussex in 1995.


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