Girlfriend arrested in body in boot case

A GIRLFRIEND whose partner has been charged with murder has been arrested for perverting the course of justice in relation to the killing.

A GIRLFRIEND whose partner has been charged with murder has been arrested for perverting the course of justice in relation to the killing.

The body of 34-year-old Nicola West was discovered in the boot of a car outside Ipswich police station on February 10.

Carla Huggins was living with her partner Robert McCarry, in Vernon Street, Ipswich, at the time he was arrested for the murder of Ms West, of Leather Bottle Hill, Little Blakenham.

McCarry, 35, and Paul Waters, 28, of Sandpiper Road, Ipswich, were both arrested on the same day the body was found and have since been charged on suspicion of murder.

Now McCarry's girlfriend, Huggins, is to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on a charge on perverting the course of justice, in relation to the incident.

Huggins, 27, also of Vernon Street, will appear before Ipswich Crown Court on July 20 - the same day McCarry and Waters are due to appear.

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Her offence is said to have happened between February 7 and February 14.

Police believe Ms West could have been dead for up to two days before her body was discovered and are investigating into whether she may have been killed during a sex game in a car near to Suffolk Ski Centre.

At the time of the incident McCarry's wife, Jo, spoke of her shock at learning about her husband's double life.

The 27-year-old, who has children with both McCarry and Waters, said: “When I found out he had been leading a double life, one with me and our children and a life with her [Huggins] and her children, I was fuming.

“I'm so angry he cheated on me.”