Maxine Carr Gets Married

Maxine Carr, the woman who gave Soham killer Ian Huntley a false alibi, has got married.

According to The Sun, Carr, 37, wore a £2,000 ivory dress as she tied the knot at a 'luxury' venue.

The newspaper said she smiled and joked with guests and bridesmaids before making her way out into the venue's picturesque grounds.

She was given away by her 71-year-old mother - jailed herself for six months in 2004 after intimidating a witness who gave evidence against her daughter.

Carr was jailed for giving ex-lover Huntley a false alibi after he killed 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, both 10.

She told police Huntley had been with her on August 4, 2002 when Holly and Jessica were murdered in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

In fact she had been in Grimsby - at a nightclub with another man.

Since her release from prison in 2004 it has cost the taxpayer around £2.5million to provide Carr with a new identity and police protection.

A source told the newspaper: "The families of Holly and Jessica will never get to see their daughters marry.

"They will never get to enjoy their big day. They have nothing to look forward. Why should she?"

Former classroom assistant Carr served 21 months of her sentence for perverting the course of justice.

Carr was living with Huntley in the quiet village when schoolgirls Holly and Jessica vanished. Huntley worked as a caretaker at their school - and Carr was a teaching assistant.

In the two weeks following the disappearance, Carr vouched for Huntley repeatedly. It meant police initially eliminated him as a suspect. She also cleaned their house of evidence.

They were finally arrested when witnesses revealed she was 110 miles away in her home town when the girls were killed.

Huntley, 40, found guilty of murder, is serving a double life sentence.

Since Carr's release it has been reported that she has had a baby. But it is now believed she does not have children.