Police may quiz Huntley over cell 'admissions'

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Ian Huntley, the Soham murderer, may now be interviewed by police following a series of admissions he made on tape which challenge the version of events detailed during his trial.

Ian Huntley, the Soham murderer, may now be interviewed by police following a series of admissions he made on tape which challenge the version of events detailed during his trial.

Huntley, 30, jailed for life for the murders of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells, both 10, is reported to have said his then girlfriend Maxine Carr told him to burn their bodies to cover up their deaths.

He also alleges that she cleaned the house in Soham, Cambridgeshire, and told him to lie to police, and that Jessica had been killed in his living room, not the bathroom as previously claimed, according to The Sun.

Carr, 27, was convicted at the Old Bailey in August 2002 of conspiring to pervert the course of justice, but cleared on two counts of assisting an offender.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said yesterday: "We are looking carefully at the transcript we now have of the taped discussions that Huntley had with, as I understand it, a member of his family. We are examining a number of options and one of those includes interviewing Huntley. All we want and all the families want is the truth."

A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that there had been initial contact with Cambridgeshire Police.

She said that the CPS would review anything passed on to them from any potential Cambridgeshire investigation.

Ms Carr's lawyer, Roy James, told The Sun that she denied the allegations "in the strongest possible terms".