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Serial killer Joanna Dennehy is “besotted” with a former university lecturer jailed for attacking police and hospital staff, it has been claimed.

Dennehy, 35, murdered three men and stabbed two more before she was locked up for life in 2013.

She is said have struck up an intense friendship with a fellow inmate Alexandra Crouzieres at Bronzfield Prison for women in Ashford, Surrey.

The 37-year-old mum was serving her second spell behind bars for racially abusing a doctor, biting a nurse and assaulting two police officers during an appalling incident at Maidstone Hospital.

Crouzieres was not long out of prison having been jailed for dangerous driving having crashed her car while more than three times the legal alcohol limit.

Despite her thuggish behaviour, she is described as “highly intelligent” and once lectured at a college.

Sources say she met Dennehy in the prison gym and became “inseparable”.

She has since visited her several times after being released.

The pair sparked a security alert when Crouzieres gave Dennehy a ring.

When approached by The Sun, Crouzieres denied the two women are a couple: “She’s just one of many friends I made in jail.

“When I go there we chat about nails and shoes and clothes and celebrities.”

Dennehy lost a claim for compensation last year over being locked up in solitary.

She was granted legal aid and her QC told the High Court his client had been left “tearful and upset”.

But a judge threw the case out.

Similar cases have led to bills totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Dennehy was given a whole- life sentence after killing Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, Kevin Lee, 48, and John Chapman, 56, in Peterborough, Cambs.

She also pleaded guilty to the attempted murders of Robin and John Rogers, 57, in Hereford.

She told a psychiatrist “killing just got more-ish”.

After being locked up at HMP Bronzefield in Surrey, Dennehy plotted to slay a guard and use their severed finger to bypass biometric security.