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Woman who gave alibi to child killer Ian Huntley given new ID

Ian Huntley
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One of the hardest facts for taxpayers to bear is that those who commit the worst evils are the ones who will receive the most protection and resources on their release.

It is beyond imagining how the parents of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman feel about Maxine Carr, the then girlfriend of their children’s killer, Ian Huntley. She gave him an alibi for the night he killed their girls.

Two years after the murders she was freed and her new identity is protected by the High Court...