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The Astrologer's Newsletter - March/April 2008

David Fisher's Data Corner

Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr
The abduction and murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman on 4th August 2002 shocked the nation. Their bodies were found a fortnight later; but in the meantime the police had been inundated with calls from the general public, and outside broadcast teams began to interview people in the village of Soham, Cambridgeshire.

Two of the interviewees were Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr, respectively caretaker and teaching assistant at the village primary school. But Huntley had made a mistake in appearing on TV, because a viewer from Grimsby recognised him as a man who had appeared in court there on a rape charge. (It later emerged that Huntley had previously come to the attention of Humberside Police ten times, mostly for sexual offences.) Maxine Carr, Huntley’s girlfriend, gave the police an alibi for Huntley, but this was soon found to be false. Huntley was given a life sentence for each of the murders and has shown no remorse. Carr was given 3½ years for helping Huntley to cover up the murders. She has been released but has been persuaded to take up a new life somewhere else, for her own safety. She has been heralded as the "new Myra Hyndley" in spite of the fact that she has never murdered anyone.

Until recently, Huntley was in Wakefield Prison but has now been moved to Frankland Prison in County Durham. It is likely that he will never be released.

IAN KEVIN HUNTLEY: 31st January 1974; Grimsby Maternity Hospital (53N35 0W05); time not known. Source: Beyond Evil by Nathan Yates (John Blake Publishing 2005), p17.

MAXINE ANN CARR: 16th February 1977; Grimsby Maternity Hospital time not known. Same reference, p51. Her surname was originally Capp, which she changed to Benson and then to Carr.


The only other new data I have are those of the latest addition to the Royal Family, the son of Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex; and the surprise winner of the last series of The X Factor:

JAMES ALEXANDER PHILLIP THEO MOUNTBATTEN-WINDSOR: 17th December 2007; Frimley park Hospital (51N19 0W05); 4:20 pm (16:20) GMT. Source: Daily Express, 18th December 2007, p9.

LEON JACKSON: 30th December 1988; Bellshill, Scotland (55N49 4W01); 6:33 pm (18:33) GMT. Caroline Gerrard from birth certificate.