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Man Accused of Killing Lilia Valutyte ‘Assaulted in Jail’

Companion of David Skeba and Lilia Valutyte

Deividas Skebas, from Boston, is being held at HMP Wakefield for the alleged murder of Lilia Valutyte (Image: SWNS/PA)

A man accused of stabbing a nine-year-old schoolgirl to death was “slashed” and “beaten” in prison, a report has claimed.

Deividas Skembas, 22, was charged with murdering little Lilia Valutyte in front of her sister last month.

The Lithuanian national was remanded in custody earlier in August and held at HMP Wakefield in West Yorkshire, where the brutal attack allegedly took place.

A source told the Sun that prison guards found the fruit picker in his cell in a “very bad way” after he had been left for dead.

“Skembas was beaten to a pulp and also cut with an improvised weapon – possibly a razor blade on a toothbrush,” they said.

“People have been plotting against him for some time and on Sunday they got their chance, with some running to his cell and ambushing him.

Devidas Skeba

Skebas spent a night in hospital after the attack (Image: SWNS)

Lilia’s mum found her bleeding outside the cafe where she was playing with her younger sister (Image: PA)

“There was one man who met the beating, with the help of some others who were involved and watching.”

They added: “Skebas has had a target on his back since he arrived – and really this attack was only a matter of time.”

He was airlifted to hospital where he stayed overnight before returning to his cell the following day.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “A prisoner at HMP Wakefield was treated in hospital for injuries after being assaulted by another prisoner.

However, they were unable to comment further while the police investigation is ongoing.

Lithuanian Deividas Skebas

The accused was arrested three days after the attack (Image: East2west News)

Skebas appeared at Lincoln Crown Court in early August, charged with Lilia’s murder.

The girl was found bleeding by her mom, Lina Savick, moments after the attack outside a Boston cafe on July 28.

Police arrested the accused in the city’s Central Park area three days later.

Up to 750 men are locked up with Skebas at HMP Wakefield, including juvenile sex offenders and serial killers.

Charles Bronson – widely regarded as Britain’s most violent prisoner – also spent decades behind bars there.

Skebas, of Thorold Street, Boston, will next appear in court for a plea hearing on September 19.

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