Hitman who murdered mum-of-two demands £8,000 NHS IVF treatment

A HITMAN who murdered a mum-of-two has demanded £8,000 IVF treatment in his prison cell – because he claims it’s his “right” to become a dad.

Aaron Newman, 28, is serving 31-years behind bars for shooting Hayley Pointon in the chest when he was hired to kill her boyfriend.

He has written an open letter to prison bosses, which has been published in inmates’ magazine Time, to demand the right to have a child with his girlfriend.

According to The Sunday People, he wrote: “As a lifer in the dispersal system who has no children, I should have the right to conceive a child by natural or artificial means.”

Ten other prisoners have been given fertilisation treatment while locked up, including murderer Kirk Dickson.

Hayley’s 13-year-old daughter Lacy is being raised by her mum Kerry Pointon, who has said Newman should lose his “rights to fatherhood” for murdering her daughter.

Kerry said: “Why should he have kids when Hayley’s children are being brought up without their mum?

“He lost his rights to fatherhood when he murdered my daughter. It’s ridiculous. He needs to be castrated.”

Newman, who is caged in HMP Full Sutton, was hired to kill Hayley’s boyfriend Nigel Barwell in 2013 but he and his accomplice Aaron Power accidentally shot Hayley instead.

Hayley died before paramedics arrived at her home in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

The pair blamed each other for the murder and were both found guilty of the crime after a two-month trial in 2015.

Killer Dickson was found guilty of murder in 1995 after kicking a man to death.

He and his wife Lorraine were denied IVF by then-Home Secretary David Blunkett, but they were awarded £18,000 in damages when the European Court of Human Rights said the government had violated their right to have a child.

The Ministry of Justice said prisoners would be required to meet the costs of IVF if they are granted access to it.

A spokesperson said: “The small number of prisoners requesting access to IVF are subject to a strict assessment including the risk they pose and their relationship with their partner and permission is given extremely rarely.

“All additional costs for treatment are met by the prisoner.”