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Soham Murders, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSoham Murders, thethe Soham MurdersSoh‧am Mur‧ders, the /ˌsəʊəm ˈmɜːdəz $ -ˈmɜːrdərz/  the murder in 2002 of two 10-year old girls in Soham, Cambridgeshire, by Ian Huntley, who was the caretaker (=person who looks after the buildings) in the school that they went to. Huntley had been accused of sex crimes in a different part of the UK before he became caretaker at the school, and he should not have been given the job. But the police in the area where he used to live had not passed on the information to the police in Cambridgeshire.
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