Ian Huntley says he wants to say sorry to the parents of the two girls he murdered.
The child killer is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham, Cambridgeshire in 2003.
According to the Mirror, the former school caretaker told another inmate: ‘I lost control of my mind. I would like to explain to them what I did. I wish I hadn’t done it.’
Huntley has never previously shown remorse for the crime that shocked the nation.
And despite his desire to apologise to Holly and Jessica’s families, he is thought to walk around jail wearing a Manchester United shirt similar to the ones the girls wore in the last photo taken of them.
Huntley, 42, has allegedly ignored a request from the prison’s governor to stop wearing the top.
An anonymous former prisoner who spoke to Huntley every day for three years told the newspaper: ‘Huntley told me, ‘I’m genuinely sorry for what I’ve done’.
‘He said, ‘If I was given the opportunity to apologise and explain what I did to their parents I would’.’
His comments come in contrast to previous reports by prison psychiatrists and Huntley’s own brother who each stated the killer showed no remorse.