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PremierLeague-News.Com - The two schoolgirls were lured inside his home and murdered in August 2002
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! On this day 20 years ago two 10-year-old girls were brutally ripped from this world by school caretaker Ian Huntley. Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were lured into his home in Soham, Cambridgeshire on August 4 in 2002. Their bodies were found in a ditch close to an airbase in Lakenheath, Suffolk, two weeks later. Huntley's home, a modest two-storey house which was dubbed the House of Horrors, became a notorious local landmark following the murders. It was knocked down in 2004 and to this day only Huntley knows what happened to the girls after they entered number 5 College Close. Read more:Ian Huntley victim says he groomed her for sex at 15 - as she now feels guilty for not reporting him Officers investigating the case tore the home apart looking for evidence. Floorboards were stripped, as were wallpapers, the Mirror reports. Huntley had left the home spotless and police found no blood, hair or fingerprints from the girls inside. They did find prints of Holly's hands on a gift box of chocolates she had given to Huntley's girlfriend Maxine Carr, a teaching assistant at her school, weeks earlier. Maxine initially covered for her partner and claimed she had been with him that fateful weekend. However, she later admitted in court that she had been lying and had actually been in Grimbsy to visit her mum. The house was shielded from prying eyes by 30ft high green hoardings as forensic officers searched for clues (Image: PA) When she returned after her family visit, there were no signs that something horrific had happened while she was away.
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. Net curtains in the window were pushed aside to make room for a missing poster appealing for information about Holly and Jessica. In August 2004, the home - a horrible reminder of the brutal killings - was reduced to rubble. At the time, college principal Howard Gilbert said: "This has been a long time coming. For the school in particular there is a sense of relief. We have understood the reasons why the house had to stay with us for so long, but it is not the environment we want the school to operate in." Talking about his pupils, he added: "I am sure from their point of view it has been a reminder they could have done without having. I think there will be a sense of a burden being lifted when they return. A sense of lightness."
Ian Huntley's kitchen which leads into the dining room (Image: PA) Huntley is currently serving a life sentence for the murders with a minimum term of 40 years. Since the start of his incarceration he has been attacked by other inmates multiple times. On one occasion, Mark Hobson, who went on a killing spree in North Yorkshire in 2004, threw boiling water over Huntley at HM Prison Wakefield in September 2005. Read next: Man tried to rape passenger after crashing on Yorkshire motorway The rise and fall of evil rock star paedo Ian Watkins holed up with notorious killers in 'Monster Mansion' Gang member jailed for her part in cold blooded murder of Ramey Salem in Sheffield Killer stepdad Andrezej Latoszewski says he will 'never forgive' himself for Sebastian Kalinowski's death The sadistic life and crimes of 'Brain Eater' killer Robert Maudsley who lives in glass box under Wakefield prison
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