Soham 10 Years On
Holly Marie Wells and Jessica Aimee Chapman, two 10-year-old girls, were murdered in the village of Soham, Cambridgeshire on 4 August 2002. The girls passed the home of local school caretaker Ian Kevin Huntley, who called them into his house and then murdered them.
Huntley disposed of the girls’ bodies near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. In December 2003 he was convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 40 years. His girlfriend, Maxine Ann Carr, a teaching assistant at the school who had provided Huntley with a false alibi, served 21 months in prison for perverting the course of justice.