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This week in ICMAP Episode 3, Tom and Ben go back 18 years and visit their homeland of Cambridgeshire in order to explore one of the most prominent cases their childhood (and the Cambridgeshire region itself) has ever seen: Ian Huntley and the Case of Holly & Jessica: The Soham Murders…
In the early evening of August 4th 2002, in the small rural Cambridgeshire village of Soham, two 10-year-old girls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, left their family barbecue wearing matching Manchester United shirts. The girls were making their way to buy sweets and pop from a local shop and then return to the family party. Unannounced, the girls walked towards ‘Number Five College Close’ – a house on the grounds of their local school. Sat on the driveway was school caretaker: Ian Huntley. The girls asked Huntley if “Miss Carr”, Ian’s Partner at the time, had got the permanent teaching position at their school – he replied that “unfortunately, she had not”, and then claimed, in the multiple police and journalist interviews that would follow, that the girls told him to say sorry to her on their behalf and then “skipped off happily down the street”. The girls, however, were never seen again...
What really happened behind closed doors in Number Five College Close that evening? What drove Huntley to commit such an evil act? Why was Huntley so involved in the media frenzy that would follow? How was Huntley able to evade police and a national manhunt in plain sight for almost two weeks? And how involved was Huntley’s partner, Maxine Carr?
Tune in and all will be revealed!
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