In 2002, Soham, a peaceful town in Cambridgeshire, was forever changed by a horrific incident that continues to haunt its residents.

The abduction and murder of two 10-year-old best friends, Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells, sent shockwaves through the close-knit community.

The girls attended St. Andrew's Primary School and shared a profound friendship and a passion for football, with Manchester United being their favorite team.

This two-part documentary by Mark Williams-Thomas takes you into the depths of the Soham tragedy.

On the evening of Sunday, August 4th, they set out on a short trip to buy sweets in town but never returned.

The town rallied together in a desperate effort to find the missing girls, and during this time, police spoke to a man named Ian Huntley, who worked as a school caretaker. He claimed to have seen Jessica and Holly on his doorstep and mentioned that they appeared happy during their brief interaction.

Huntley became an informal spokesperson for the town and regularly checked in with the police to stay updated on the investigation.

As the investigation progressed, however, suspicions began to surface regarding Huntley and his partner, Maxine Carr. The turning point in the case came when two weeks after the girls' disappearance—the lifeless bodies of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells were found, bringing a devastating end to the search and confirming the community's worst fears.

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