Soham murderer Ian Huntley makes cell confession from behind bars

Child killer Ian Huntley has apologised for murdering two 10-year-old girls - in a secret recording made behind bars.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 12 February, 2018, 09:59
Ian Huntley

The 44-year-old, who killed friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in August 2002, is serving a life sentence after being found guilty of killing the girls following a trial.

After a two-week hunt to find the youngsters, their bodies were found near an air base at Mildenhall in Suffolk.

Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were killed by Ian Huntley

The Sun today claims Huntley has recorded a confession for the killings while behind bars, and has accepted he is 'never getting out'.

The paper reports the former caretaker as saying: "I am genuinely, genuinely sorry and it breaks my heart when it is reported I have no remorse; that I relish something. I do not.

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"I can't change anything. I cannot remove that day from history; what I have done. I know those girls would be 26 this year with families of their own, jobs and lives. I thought about them when they were turning 21 and when they were turning 18.

"I know no matter what I say that people are not going to think any better of me. I know that, I don't expect it to but I would much rather people have the truth about how I feel."

Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were killed by Ian Huntley

Holly and Jessica had left a family barbecue to walk to a sweet shop when they vanished.

They were killed in Huntley's house and his girlfriend at the time gave him a false alibi to help him cover his tracks.