Tension in the family of Soham murderer Ian Huntley has erupted after the killer's brother was reproached by his ex-wife for "cashing in" by writing a tell-all book.
Huntley's brother, Wayne, 37, reveals in 'The Blood We Share', about the moment his family knew the caretaker had murdered 10-year-old Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
“My mother went to hug him. As she approached, he put his hand up and gently eased her away from him. She was asking Ian if he’d done anything. I could see him struggling with his emotions," he told The Sun.
He added: "My relationship with Ian was strained — but you don’t want to believe your brother is capable of such things."
But Wayne's former wife, Claire Evans, accused him of "lies." Evans, who was also once married to his brother Ian, told the Daily Mail the book, released to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of schoolgirls Holly and Jessica, should not be bought by anyone with a "shred of decency."
"We are approaching the 10-year anniversary of the horrific murders of two little girls by a monster and yet here we are again, with a Huntley no doubt making a fistful of cash on the back of such a heinous crime," she said.
School caretaker Ian Huntley was given two life sentences for the murder of Holly and Jessica. After his trial it emerged he was accused of indecently assaulting an 11-year-old and had a history of targeting under-age girls.
Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson, speaking outside court in 2003, said Huntley had "refused to speak to police" or accept his guilt.
"As a consequence he forced the families through the ordeal of the trial. Even then he could not bring himself to admit what he had done and concocted the most incredible and implausible explanation of their deaths."
Huntley's brother claimed he was releasing the book to get answers about the crime.
"I needed answers. What he has done has haunted the whole family. I told him, 'This is an opportunity for you to let everybody know what happened in Soham and why'", he said.