‘I wish he was dead’ - Brother of Soham killer Ian Huntley writes reveal-all book

PUBLISHED: 13:54 19 July 2012

The book written by Ian  Huntley's brother Wayne

The book written by Ian Huntley's brother Wayne

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THE brother of Soham killer Ian Huntley has written a tell-all book on his evil sibling to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his victims’ deaths.

In The Blood We Share, Ministry of Defence worker Wayne Huntley speaks of his hatred for his brother, reliving the moment he was arrested at their Littleport family home for the murder of 10-year-old schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

The book, which is being serialised by The Sun, recalls the moment when Huntley’s mother, Lynda, realised her son was a child-killer.

It documents a family showdown at the bungalow in Littleport on August 17 2002, hours after police had questioned Huntley. Holly and Jessica had been missing from their homes in Soham since August 4.

Wayne writes about how he and his father, Kevin, collected Huntley from a hotel on the outskirts of Cambridge, where police had put him.

In an earlier phone call, mother Lynda had asked the then 28-year-old: “Did you do it?”

He had replied with: “I love you, mum.”

While Huntley was facing a barrage of questions from his family in Littleport, police were breaking into an outbuilding at Soham Village College.

Inside they found the charred Manchester United shirts that the girls had been wearing and other clothes bearing Huntley’s fingerprints.

At 4.15am, plain clothes officers burst into the Huntley family home. Wayne recalls that one policeman grabbed him, mistaking him for his older brother.

Just after 5am, as his mother wept, Huntley was taken away.

Information given to police by the killer’s family later helped to convict him. He was jailed for life in December 2003. His girlfriend, Maxine Carr, was sentenced to 21 months for giving him a false alibi.

In the book, which will be published by Silvertail Books on August 6, Wayne says his brother has never apologised for his crimes.

Wayne writes: “I wish he was dead.”

BOOK CRITICISM

THE controversial book has been criticised by Wayne Huntley’s ex-wife, who has accused him of telling “outright lies”.

Claire Evans, who was also once married to Ian Huntley as a teenager, told the Daily Mail that he was “no doubt making a fistful of cash on the back of such a heinous crime”.

She said that “anyone with a shred of common decency” would not purchase the book.

PRISON LIFE

THE book alleges that Huntley enjoys a cushy prison life - taking part in cookery classes and watching Manchester United games.

Wayne Huntley claims his brother, who is serving a minimum of 40 years in prison, has eaten steak and pizza made in special cookery sessions.

The Soham murderer has twice tried to kill himself with overdoses. He had his throat slashed in 2010 after being attacked in his cell by armed robber Damien Fowkes.

CHILDHOOD HELL

WAYNE Huntley claims that he still bears the scars from a hellish childhood with his violent older brother.

In the book, Wayne recalls how he spent his eighth birthday in hospital after a nine-year-old Huntley threw a brick at his head.

He says his brother would steal sweets from shops on his way to school and mothers of other children would repeatedly call round to complain about his bullying.

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