Maxine Carr now re married and living in North Wales sea side town under new identity


What happened to Maxine Carr and where is she now?

The child killer’s ex walked free from prison with lifetime anonymity

What happened to Maxine Carr?

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

On her release from jail in 2004 Carr was given a new secret identity amid concerns she would be attacked.

Draconian legal orders gave her lifelong anonymity.

Lying Carr told police her then fiancé Huntley had been with her on August 4, 2002 when Holly and Jessica were murdered in Soham, Cambs.

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.

The notorious liar has since rebuilt her life – and even remarried in a lavish ceremony wearing a £2,000 ivory dress.

Despite knowing about her disturbing past, Carr’s besotted new boyfriend walked her down the aisle at a luxury wedding venue in 2014 but her new husband’s relatives were said to be stunned at his decision to marry Carr after learning of her shameful past.

Carr was said to have delighted in being the centre of attention – smiling and joking with guests and bridesmaids before making her way out into the venue’s picturesque grounds.

Carr is one of only four former UK prisoners protected by a lifelong anonymity order — along with child killer Mary Bell and James Bulger’s murderers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.

How did Carr know murderer Huntley?

Carr, then aged 22, met a 25-year-old Huntley at nightclub in Grimsby in 1999.

She moved into the killer’s flat in the town of Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, shortly after.

In November 2001, Huntley started his job as caretaker at Soham Village College and moved into a cottage which came with the job.

Carr, who was living with Huntley in the quiet village, was also working as a teaching assistant at the school when schoolgirls Holly and Jessica vanished.

In the two weeks following the disappearance Carr vouched for Huntley repeatedly.

It meant police initially eliminated him as a suspect. Carr also cleaned their house of evidence.

The pair were finally arrested when witnesses revealed that Carr was 110 miles away in her home town when the girls were killed.

Where is Maxine Carr now?

Although her new identity and location cannot be named for legal reasons, sightings of the notorious Soham liar have already provoked comment on social networking sites.

Furious locals have complained that the town is being used as a ‘dumping ground’ for criminals.

One wrote online: ‘What did we do to deserve her?’ Another resident said: ‘It’s incredible, even bizarre that they are all living here. Everyone is talking about it.’

Another local said: ‘Everyone deserves a second chance in life. She was in a very abusive relationship and probably feared for her life if she didn’t lie for that monster’

The town dubbed the ‘monsters-by-the-sea resort’ has a ready supply of low-cost housing. It also has a high turnover of visitors and casual workers which should make it harder to identify ex-convicts but this has not prevented residents from recognising her infamous face.