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Soham killer jailed for 40 years

Thu, 29 Sep 2005 15:20:53 GMT

Double child killer Ian Huntley has his jail term set to a minimum of 40 years by a High Court judge.

Huntley scalded in prison attack

Thu, 15 Sep 2005 09:10:49 GMT

Double child killer Ian Huntley is attacked by a fellow inmate at the high security prison where he is serving life sentences.

Maxine Carr wins identity secrecy

Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:23:19 GMT

Maxine Carr, ex-girlfriend of Soham murderer Ian Huntley, is granted an indefinite order protecting her identity.

Carr released from prison

Fri, 14 May 2004 12:03:14 GMT

Maxine Carr is released on probation as the press challenges a court order protecting her identity.

Bichard calls for child register

Tue, 22 Jun 2004 15:06:13 GMT

People who want to work with children could have to apply for a licence showing they are safe, Sir Michael Bichard says.

Huntley case: Key mistakes made

Tue, 22 Jun 2004 11:40:35 GMT

BBC News Online looks at the errors made by all those who let double murderer Ian Huntley slip through the net.

Carr admits fraud and deception

Mon, 10 May 2004 16:21:52 GMT

Maxine Carr admits charges of benefit fraud and lying on job applications, but is spared further time in prison.

Police admit vetting weaknesses

Thu, 11 Mar 2004 14:00:54 GMT

Vetting systems contained "weaknesses" when Ian Huntley was being checked, the chief of Cambridge police admits.

Alert could have stopped Huntley

Fri, 05 Mar 2004 07:34:20 GMT

The Soham murders could have been stopped if police had dealt "appropriately" with Ian Huntley, a report says.

Huntley guilty of Soham murders

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 22:13:23 GMT

Ian Huntley is given life in jail for murdering Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, as a history of sexual allegations against him emerges.

Huntley was 'timebomb'

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 17:58:13 GMT

Child killer Ian Huntley was a "timebomb ready to go off", says the father of murder victim Jessica Chapman.

Soham head seeks 'fresh start'

Thu, 18 Dec 2003 11:30:09 GMT

The head of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman's school, says he hopes for a "normal" Christmas.

Blunkett launches Huntley inquiry

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 18:12:26 GMT

The home secretary orders an inquiry into how vetting checks failed to stop Ian Huntley getting a school job.

'Astounding dignity' of families

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 18:51:09 GMT

The families of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman displayed astounding dignity as Huntley was found guilty, says Andy Tighe.

Police chief scraps BBC interview

Thu, 18 Dec 2003 04:45:50 GMT

Humberside's police chief walks out of a BBC interview over questioning about errors that led to Ian Huntley being cleared to work as a school caretaker.

Verdict brings 'relief' to Soham

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 15:10:07 GMT

Soham's vicar says a sense of "relief" will be felt in the town after the guilty verdicts against Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr.

Council 'powerless' to warn

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:01:09 GMT

A social services body that investigated allegations of underage sex involving Ian Huntley in the 1990s says it could do no more to stop the killer getting work as a caretaker.

A new life for Maxine Carr?

Tue, 11 May 2004 10:45:01 GMT

Maxine Carr is being released under a shroud of secrecy. How do those associated with notorious crimes start over?

Clarity urged over data act

Thu, 18 Dec 2003 17:55:47 GMT

Misinterpretation of the Data Protection Act meant Ian Huntley's history of alleged offences was not tracked.

How Huntley slipped through net

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:22:21 GMT

Huntley had a string of alleged offences against women and girls, yet the police system failed to reveal his past.

Huntley: Does life mean life?

Thu, 18 Dec 2003 09:20:26 GMT

Ian Huntley has been sentenced to life in prison - but who decides how long that will be?

How Huntley's charade crumbled

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:08:01 GMT

Huntley tried to sanitise everything that might link him with his crime but scraps of evidence proved to the jury that he murdered Holly and Jessica.

A killer without a conscience

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:09:22 GMT

An expert psychologist says Huntley displays all the hallmarks of a clinical psychopath.

Can background checks work?

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:32:26 GMT

Child protection workers say while everything possible is done to check a person's background, the system still has flaws.

A 'charmer' drawn to schoolgirls

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:00:23 GMT

Those who knew Ian Huntley say he was a domineering man with an unhealthy interest in underage girls.

New definition of trial by media

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:36:02 GMT

The unusual number of media interviews given by the Soham suspects was used against them in their trial.

'Concerns' over Soham reporting

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 20:51:00 GMT

The Soham case has reopened the debate over prejudicial press coverage, with the Attorney General voicing his concerns.

Mobiles - the new fingerprints

Thu, 18 Dec 2003 11:24:21 GMT

Mobile phone evidence, crucial in the conviction of Ian Huntley, is now as useful to the police as fingerprints, fibres and DNA.

Holly and Jessica remembered

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 13:18:59 GMT

They were two little girls who loved sport and dancing and idolised David Beckham - in death they touched a nation's hearts.

Huntley: Previous allegations

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:25:07 GMT

Ian Huntley had numerous contacts with Humberside Police well before he was arrested for the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

Private grief of town in public eye

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:24:20 GMT

The quiet town of Soham struggles to cope with the attention brought to it by the deaths of Holly and Jessica.

Girls 'died in Huntley's home'

Wed, 05 Nov 2003 16:02:44 GMT

Ian Huntley is unlikely to deny Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells died in his home, the Old Bailey hears.

Hours after girls went missing

Wed, 05 Nov 2003 17:50:09 GMT

Prosecuting counsel Richard Latham QC describes in detail the hours after Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman disappeared.

Hair 'found in girls' clothes'

Thu, 06 Nov 2003 19:31:04 GMT

A strand of Ian Huntley's hair was found in a bin bag with Holly and Jessica's cut up clothes, the court hears.

'Crucial' phone evidence

Thu, 06 Nov 2003 11:15:39 GMT

Evidence gleaned from mobile phones and landlines will be central to the Soham murder trial, according to the prosecution.

Asphyxia 'likely cause' of deaths

Fri, 07 Nov 2003 20:17:46 GMT

The court trying Ian Huntley for the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman hears how the girls probably died.

Prosecution rounds on Carr

Fri, 07 Nov 2003 18:16:36 GMT

Maxine Carr either "knew or believed" Ian Huntley killed the Soham girls when she lied to police for him, the prosecution alleges.

Soham jury visits Huntley's house

Mon, 10 Nov 2003 14:58:20 GMT

The jury spend 30 minutes at 5 College Close, where the girls were allegedly killed on 4 August 2002.

Soham becomes Old Bailey court

Mon, 10 Nov 2003 16:22:56 GMT

The market town of Soham becomes an Old Bailey court, as jurors retrace the steps of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

Huntley 'comforted Holly's dad'

Wed, 12 Nov 2003 18:01:56 GMT

Soham murder suspect Ian Huntley tried to comfort Holly Wells's father after she vanished with Jessica Chapman, a court hears.

Huntley 'felt hounded by police'

Thu, 13 Nov 2003 19:09:55 GMT

Ian Huntley felt "hounded" by police and media after Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman vanished, jurors hear.

Huntley 'changed sighting claims'

Fri, 14 Nov 2003 16:18:05 GMT

Ian Huntley gave differing versions of events during the search for missing Holly and Jessica, the Old Bailey hears.

Soham jury visits bodies site

Tue, 11 Nov 2003 16:52:30 GMT

The jury in the Soham trial visits the woodland where the bodies of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were found.

Huntley 'thought girls were dead'

Tue, 18 Nov 2003 15:44:20 GMT

Ian Huntley told a friend he thought Holly and Jessica were dead, days after they went missing, a court hears.

Carr spoke of girls in past tense

Thu, 20 Nov 2003 20:45:06 GMT

In a TV interview, Maxine Carr used the word "were" to refer to the girls - before it was known that they were dead.

Huntley 'agitated and tearful'

Mon, 17 Nov 2003 16:51:22 GMT

A policeman tells the Old Bailey of Ian Huntley's tearful reaction after Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman disappeared.

Huntley's 26 trial admissions

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 15:44:02 GMT

Complete list of 26 admissions on which the defence and prosecution barristers agree.

Huntley: 'Police think I did it'

Wed, 19 Nov 2003 20:50:14 GMT

Ian Huntley told a BBC producer the police suspected him of killing Holly and Jessica, the Old Bailey hears.

Huntley admits cutting up clothes

Mon, 24 Nov 2003 18:18:54 GMT

Ian Huntley admits cutting off the clothes of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman as their bodies lay in a ditch.

Carr said Huntley 'not violent'

Thu, 27 Nov 2003 20:19:29 GMT

Ian Huntley was "emotional" but not "violent", his girlfriend told police, the Old Bailey has heard.

Carr said fake alibi was her idea

Thu, 27 Nov 2003 19:19:37 GMT

Maxine Carr was adamant she invented a false alibi to protect then boyfriend Ian Huntley, the Old Bailey hears

Expert challenges Huntley claims

Wed, 26 Nov 2003 16:09:58 GMT

As the court hears Ian Huntley was cleared of rape charges in 1998, an expert queries his defence that Holly Wells drowned in his bath.

Huntley explains how girls died

Tue, 25 Nov 2003 17:34:17 GMT

Holly Wells died when she accidentally fell into Ian Huntley's bath and Jessica Chapman died when he tried to calm her screams, his lawyer tells the Soham trial.

Jury hears phone call tapes

Fri, 28 Nov 2003 18:13:27 GMT

The Soham murder trial hears phone calls between Ian Huntley's mother and the two accused and is also told Ian Huntley admits burning the bodies.

Carr "would have told police"

Wed, 03 Dec 2003 21:14:49 GMT

Maxine Carr tells the Soham trial she loved Ian Huntley "very much" and wanted to have children with him.

Huntley 'panicked and froze'

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 16:08:24 GMT

Ian Huntley tells the court he "panicked" after Holly Wells fell in his bath and Jessica Chapman started screaming.

Huntley admits 'I'm responsible'

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:28:55 GMT

Ian Huntley says he accepts responsibility for the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman but denies murder.

Huntley's anger at drowning claim

Tue, 02 Dec 2003 18:05:05 GMT

Ian Huntley reacts angrily as the prosecution accuses him of deliberately drowning Holly Wells in his bathroom.

Carr: I lied to protect Huntley

Thu, 04 Dec 2003 10:50:59 GMT

Maxine Carr admits lying for Ian Huntley, but said she believed he was innocent and wanted to protect him.

Huntley 'laughing at police'

Wed, 03 Dec 2003 14:34:34 GMT

Ian Huntley is accused of trying to "run rings" round police investigating the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

Carr brands Huntley 'that thing'

Thu, 04 Dec 2003 20:46:02 GMT

Maxine Carr cries in the witness box as she calls her former boyfriend Ian Huntley "that thing" and says he forced her to lie to police.

Huntley 'invented defence to fit'

Tue, 02 Dec 2003 14:19:14 GMT

Ian Huntley "invented" a defence to fit the facts, the prosecution lawyer at his murder trial says.

Soham pair 'convincing liars'

Wed, 10 Dec 2003 15:16:43 GMT

Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr were both liars, the prosecution says in the final stage of the Soham murder trial.

Maxine 'had axe to grind' - judge

Thu, 11 Dec 2003 23:00:26 GMT

The Soham murder trial judge warns jurors Maxine Carr's feelings towards Ian Huntley may have coloured her evidence.

Carr 'was vilified like Hindley'

Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:30:37 GMT

Maxine Carr's lawyer tells the Soham trial his client was cast alongside figures like Moors murderer Myra Hindley.

Soham jury told 'resist pressure'

Wed, 10 Dec 2003 18:15:08 GMT

The jury in the Ian Huntley double murder trial has been told to "resist pressure" as the case nears completion in the Old Bailey.