A killer who strangled his victim with a pair of tights after forcing her into sex is suing the Prison Service.

Graham Coutts claims he was made to wait and change into different clothing before being transferred from prison to hospital after having what he termed a "heart attack".

The extreme-pornography obsessive was convicted of murdering special needs teacher Jane Longhurst in 2003.

He hid her body in a storage depot before taking it to secluded woodland and setting fire to it.

Coutts, from Hove, had had thoughts about murdering women since they age of 15 and feared they might lead him to commit crime, a psychiatrist found.

He was jailed for life in 2007.

In relation to the claim, which Coutts has written about in a series of posts on his blog, a Prison Service spokesman said they could not comment on named individuals.

He added: "We robustly defend claims made against the Prison Service where evidence allows, and have managed to successfully defend two thirds of prisoner claims over the last three years."

It comes days after it was revealed Michael Adebolajo, one of the men who killed soldier Lee Rigby in the street, is suing the Prison Service after his two front teeth were knocked out.

Adebolajo claimed he was assaulted by five prison officers, but all were told they would face no charges.

In relation the the claim the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said the public would be "rightly outraged at the thought of this man receiving compensation from the taxpayer" and vowed to contest it.

The MoJ said it has successfully defended two thirds of prisoner claims over the last three years.

Ms Longhurst's mother Liz, who successfully campaigned for a ban on violent online pornography in the wake of her daughter's death, is reported to be appalled by the compensation claim.