A convicted paedophile has been issued with gay porn by a psychologist at the top security Broadmoor prison hospital, a tabloid has claimed.

John Leather, 47, was reported to have been given pictures of naked and aroused men in an attempt by medical experts to keep him calm in his room.

The pornographic calendar caused jealousy amongst inmates at Broadmoor prison where pornography is banned. The prisoner was stabbed by another convict over the issue

A source told the Sun that Leather, who was jailed for abducting a 15 year old boy after serving time for 13 child assaults, was unfairly given special treatment : “Leather claimed because of his sexuality he should be able have gay porn. He was given the go-ahead to have 24 pictures.”

“It is outrageous a paedophile has been given special treatment over other patients.”

A Broadmoor spokesman said: “We will be looking into this matter.”

A Home Office spokesperson told PinkNews.co.uk: ” Only pornography found in everyday shops can be sent in, no hardcore porn is allowed, but it is always at the discretion of the governor.”