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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling calls for changes following Sutton Guardian revelations about murderer Reece Ludlow
Chris Grayling, the Justice secretary, has called on prisons to restrict photographs inmates are allowed following revelations in the Sutton Guardian.
We reported two weeks ago that murderer Reece Ludlow had pictures of his victim's body in Belmarsh Prison and had been showing them off to other inmates.
Ludlow, from Sutton, murdered Mitcham mother-of-three Louisa Brennan in March 2011 and was jailed for 17 years in July last year.
Following his trial he was allowed to keep his case file which contained images from the crime scene.
Although the case file is the prisoner's property, the story has sparked a debate about what inmates should be allowed to keep.
In a statement, a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice, said: "The Secretary of State for Justice is extremely concerned about prisoners possessing material such as photos of victims or crime scenes as part of their legal papers. He has decided that restrictions must be placed on this material urgently and has instructed the Prison Service to take this forward."