Who was Ian Huntley’s ex-girlfriend Maxine Carr and where is she now? – The Scottish Sun

MAXINE Carr was given a new identity after trying to cover up the hideous double murder of her boyfriend Ian Huntley in 2002.

But when the courts ruled she was not involved in the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham, she was granted a fresh start.

The courts ruled that Maxine Carr was not involved in the Soham murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman


The courts ruled that Maxine Carr was not involved in the Soham murders of Holly Wells and Jessica ChapmanPhoto credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Who is Maxine Carr?

Maxine Carr was born on February 16, 1977 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

In her younger years, Carr was viewed by her peers as a shy outsider who had very few friends and performed poorly academically, but she always aspired to become a teacher.

During the spring semester of 2002, Maxine accepted a position as a volunteer teaching assistant at St. Andrew’s Elementary School, attended by Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

She was jailed for giving her boyfriend Ian Huntley a false alibi after he killed 10-year-olds Holly and Jessica.

As Carr sat in the dock during his murder trial, he infamously turned on Huntley, describing him as “the thing in the box”.

She is one of only four former British prisoners protected by a lifelong anonymity order – along with child murderer Mary Bell and James Bulger murderers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.

How did she meet Ian Huntley?

Carr, then 22, met Huntley, 25, at a nightclub in Grimsby in 1999.

According to Carr, she was “immediately attracted” to Huntley’s confident and pleasant personality and agreed to go out with him that same evening.

Shortly afterwards, she moved into the monster’s apartment in the town of Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire.

In November 2001, Huntley began his job as a caretaker at Soham Village College and moved into an attached cottage.

Carr, who lived with Huntley in the quiet village, worked as a teaching assistant at the school that Holly and Jessica both attended.

What happened when Holly and Jessica were killed?

Best friends Jessica and Holly were having a barbecue at Holly’s house on August 4, 2002 when they decided to go exploring.

They hadn’t told anyone they’d left the house, and when Holly’s mother realized they were gone, she became worried.

The two girls were lured to the home of local resident and school administrator Ian Huntley, who then murdered the children.

Hundreds of volunteers and police searched the village and surrounding areas for almost two weeks.

The girls’ bodies were later found about 10 miles from where they disappeared.

Huntley was already under suspicion for his behavior, but Carr told police that her then-fiancé, Huntley, was with her the entire time.

This meant that the police initially eliminated him as a suspect.

She also cleared her house of evidence.

In fact, she had been in Grimsby – in a nightclub with another man.

Both were arrested and Huntley was sentenced to a double life sentence with a minimum term of 40 years.

Carr was charged with perverting the course of justice after she spoke out against Huntley during the trial.

Where is Maxine Carr now?

Former classroom assistant Carr only served 21 months of her sentence for perverting the course of justice.

When she was released from prison in 2004, she was given a new secret identity because she feared she would be attacked.

Draconian legal regulations ensured her lifelong anonymity.

Since her release from prison in 2004, it has cost the taxpayer around £2.5 million to give Carr a new identity and police protection.

She was placed in more than 10 different safe houses over a two-year period, and in 2011 it was reported that she had given birth to her first child in a secret safe house. The mirror Reports.

Since then, the notorious liar has rebuilt her life – even remarried in a lavish ceremony wearing a £2,000 ivory dress.

Although Carr knew about her troubling past, her smitten boyfriend accompanied her to the altar in a luxurious wedding venue in 2014.

But her new husband’s relatives are said to have been stunned by his decision to marry Carr after learning of her shameful past.

Carr was said to have enjoyed being the center of attention – smiling and joking with guests and bridesmaids before making her way to the venue’s picturesque grounds.

Channel 5’s 2022 true crime series Maxine left viewers “sick” as they learned she was able to rebuild her life at taxpayers’ expense. One said: “This made me so angry to see #maxine get a lifetime protection order. “She lied and helped the monster Ian Huntley cover up what he did to these two beautiful girls.

“[It] killed me, they would have turned 30 this year. terrible.”

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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