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Child Killer Ian Huntley awarded £724K in taxpayers money over the years

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Soham double child killer Ian Huntley has been awarded £724.314 taxpayers money for a number of legal matters including an attempt to sue the police.

Ian Huntley Murdered Holly and Jessica both aged 10, They had vanished from Soham on August 4th 2002. 13 days later their bodies were found after Huntley was exposed as a paedophile and found guilty of the girl’s murders in December 2003.

Huntley now aged 44 was granted the money as part of legal aid in his bid to avoid justice over the murders of the schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002.

The Daily Star has released figures of exactly how much legal aid was handed out since he was jailed in 2003 for the double murder has been awarded legal aid for a number of civil cases that the pure evil child killer has attempted to win.

The Daily Star gathered the information following a freedom of information request.

He was awarded legal aid to fight damages brought against him for a woman who he is believed to have attacked when she was aged 11.

He was awarded £1,498 for a barrister £966 for a solicitor and £41 disbursement for the 2006 – 2007 legal case after police refused to charge Huntley with the crimes committed against her.

He was further awarded £280 on two occasions leading up to 2007, enabling him to afford a solicitor for legal help over a matter of public law.

In 2011 Huntley was once again granted legal aid in an attempt to sue police officers he was awarded £319 to cover these costs associated with the costs of taking formal action against police officers

He was further awarded £104 for work carried out by a solicitor to provide legal advice over a fifth legal matter.

Meanwhile, the Barristers for the Soham Murder trial cost £466,971, his solicitors charged £165,583 and Disbursement costs of £91,761 in 2003.

His solicitors charged £1,718 to represent him in the police station after his arrest.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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