A prisoner charged with the murder of Richard Huckle, the man dubbed "Britain's worst pedophile", has made his first court appearance.

Paul Fitzgerald, 29, of HMP Wakefield, was charged with the offence last week and appeared at Beverley Magistrates Court by video link on Wednesday morning.

Huckle was found dead in his cell at HMP Full Sutton, near Pocklington, after being allegedly stabbed to death on October 13 last year.

The 33-year-old, from Ashford, Kent, had been ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years in prison for a "campaign of rape" against children spanning nine years.

He had bragged on the dark web about his horrendous crimes against Malaysian children, some of whom were babies as young as six months old.

Here is what happened when Mr Fitzgerald appeared at the magistrates court:

Huckle had first visited South-East Asia on a gap year aged 19 and returned masquerading as a teacher and respectable Christian to infiltrate small and impoverished communities.

He was jailed in June 2016 after he shared photos and videos of his assaults with paedophiles worldwide.

Huckle had attempted to make a business out of his horrific crimes by crowdfunding the release of the images.

He was even in the process of drafting a 60-page pedophile manual at the time of his arrest by the National Crime Agency.

Watch: what happened when Paul Fitzgerald appeared in court charged with the murder of paedophile Richard Huckle

He had been arrested at Gatwick Airport en route to spend Christmas with his family in 2014.

His parents were so horrified when he confessed his crimes that they begged police to take him away and made statements to support his prosecution.

Sentencing Huckle at the time, the judge said: "That community was particularly vulnerable because of its poverty. Your offending became entrenched in everyday life, your life revolved around abusing children."

HMP Full Sutton holds some of the most difficult and dangerous category A and B criminals in the country and is able to house almost 560 inmates.