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Trial of child murderer Ian Huntley begins at Old Bailey

Ian Huntley
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The search for Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman was one of the most extensive in English history but it ended in a ditch 20 miles from Ian Huntley’s home.

He had tried to burn their bodies to dispose of forensic evidence but hair and fibres brought him to trial for their murders.

Ian Huntley’s television interviews and his girlfriend’s willingness to lie for a child-killer, combined with the poignancy of the missing girls' photos, sparked worldwide interest in his trial...