Murderer enrages victim's family setting up Facebook page from inside jail

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London, January 19 (ANI): The family of a murder victim has been enraged by the running of a Facebook page by his killer from inside jail.

Andrew McVicar, 25, was sentenced to life imprisonment for ramming a broken bottle in 19-year-old Tony Harrington's jugular vein.

The murderer reportedly set up a page on the website from his cell at Ford Open Prison in West Sussex.

He is even believed to have used a illegally-held mobile phone to post pictures of himself behind bars on the Internet.

Although the page had been removed last week, prison authorities launched a probe into the matter.

However, jail chiefs failed to recover any evidence suggesting that McVicar had a phone, and he is thought to have claimed someone on the outside set up the web page.

"I felt sick when I saw his face. It's a real kick in the teeth," the Sun quoted Tony's mother Julie Sinfield, whose son died on Christmas Eve 1998, as saying.

Tony's sister Lisa Sinfield said: "It makes me so angry."

The Ministry of Justice said: "Prisoners in open conditions do not get internet access except under exceptional and controlled circumstances."

McVicar was 15 when he killed Tony in a row after he walked past him and his pals in Dunstable, Beds.

McVicar kicked Tony as he lay bleeding on the ground, and hurled abuse at the family when he was jailed at Luton Crown Court in August 1999. (ANI)

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