A WREXHAM headteacher has revealed he was one of the first people to alert Social Services to the possible threat posed by Soham killer Ian Huntley.
Roger Davies, head of Ysgol Bryn Alyn in Gwersyllt, expressed disquiet about the convicted caretaker in a letter written to Social Services in
At the time, Mr Davies was deputy head and child protection co-ordinator at Immingham School in South Humberside, and raised the alarm when he was contacted by a pupil's mother who alleged Huntley was molesting and having sex with schoolgirls.
Mr Davies's letter is now being examined by an on-going inquiry chaired by Sir Michael Bichard, which was set up to discover how Huntley was allowed to be employed as a caretaker at Soham Village Centre.
The letter revealed that Mr Davies had been approached by the mother who claimed Huntley had admitted having sex with her daughter.
It said Huntley had given the girl drugs and left her in a 'confused and distressed' mental state.
The letter also raised concerns that Huntley was having sex with another girl at the school in 1996.
Mr Davies said: 'One of my roles as deputy head was to liaise with Social Services, and there are set procedures you have to follow when allegations are received.
'I have never had any contact with Ian Huntley and have no personal knowledge of him other than what I have read in the media and seen on television. I received information and, in line with guidelines, I referred it to Social Services.
'In terms of this inquiry it has become important, but it was an important issue to me as it related to the safety and welfare of a child.'
Huntley was found guilty of murdering Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman when they visited him at the home he shared with girlfriend Maxine Carr in August 2002.
The Bichard Inquiry was set up after it was revealed Huntley was allowed to work as a caretaker in Soham despite being investigated by police for alleged sex crimes - including suspicion of rape, indecent assault and underage sex - since 1995.
Details of the allegations never emerged when Cambridgeshire Police vetted Huntley in late 2001, and HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Keith Povey told the inquiry Holly and Jessica could still be alive if Humberside Police had dealt with Huntley 'appropriately' when the sex allegations surfaced nine years ago.