BRI­TAIN’S MOST FOR­GIV­ING FELLA Hus­band vis­its wife in prison af­ter she tried to have him killed 3 times Well, it was their wed­ding an­niver­sary

The People - - News Features - By Isaac Crow­son

LOYAL hus­band Ray Weather­all is as­ton­ish­ingly vis­it­ing prison to see the wife who plot­ted to mur­der him three times.

Our ex­clu­sive pic­ture shows ter­mi­nally-ill Ray, 53, leav­ing jail af­ter meet­ing ruth­less Hay­ley for their wed­ding an­niver­sary.

Hay­ley, 32, who ar­ranged for her hus­band to be shot, poi­soned and blown up so she could start a new life with his best mate, has also given Ray a card to mark the cel­e­bra­tion.

The warped wife drew ted­dies and wrote: “I love you so much.”

Ray, who is sup­port­ing Hay­ley’s ap­peal for an early re­lease from her min­i­mum 15-year sen­tence handed down two months ago, makes reg­u­lar 200-mile round trips to see her.

Last night a fam­ily mem­ber told the Sun­day Peo­ple: “Ray and Hay­ley hugged and cud­dled in jail. They were very happy to see each other.

“They are very aware though that it’s the only place they will be meet­ing for a very, very long time.”

Sorry

In the third an­niver­sary card, Hay­ley brazenly writes: “I love you so much and miss you even more.

“I know this is not the best way to cel­e­brate our wed­ding an­niver­sary but this card is me show­ing you I have not for­got­ten it and I never will.

“I also know I have al­ready said this and I won’t stop say­ing this – I am so sorry and I love you more than ever.

“You and our ba­bies are all that mat­ters to me and noth­ing and no one will ever c ome be­tween us I swear. All my love, hugs and kisses, Hay­ley.”

In­cred­i­bly, Ray is stand­ing by his wife de­spite her ter­ri­fy­ing cam­paign to plot his death.

Cruel Hay­ley con­spired with her lover Glenn Pol­lard, 49, and his daugh­ter Heather, 20, to get rid of the dad of seven.

Ray was shot in the face by Heather with a sniper’s ri­fle at Sand­wich marina in Kent.

When that failed, Hay­ley and Pol­lard – Ray’s best friend – talked about poi­son­ing him, ad­min­is­ter­ing a fa­tal cock­tail of sleep­ing pills and in­sulin, and push­ing him over­board on a fish­ing trip.

Ray also suf­fered burns in a swim­ming pool heater ex­plo­sion which the pros­e­cu­tion claimed was part of the plot.

Pol­lard’s daugh­ter car­ried out in­ter­net searches on “Tech­niques on silent killing”, “Cre­ative ways to kill some­one” and “16 steps to kill some­one and not get caught”.

But this Christ­mas Ray, who has ter­mi­nal brain cancer, gave his wife cardi­gans and a Boy­zone CD con­tain­ing her favourite love songs.

They in­cluded Life Is a Roller Coaster, Can’t Stop Think­ing About You, Baby Can I Hold You and I Love The Way You Love Me.

A fam­ily friend said: “He wanted to get her per­fume but the prison would not let her be­cause it’s a liq­uid.

“They won’t take any chances. In­stead he got her a Boy­zone CD.

“Boy­zone are one of her favourite bands. The songs mean a lot to her. They are very emo­tional lyrics and they mean a lot to her. It’s all about love and re­la­tion­ships.

“One of her favourites is Life Is a Roller­coaster. I think it sums up her life and re­la­tion­ship well.”

Hay­ley, who lost her first hus­band to cancer, is at Bronze­field Prison in Sur­rey which holds around 135 women and is the big­gest fe­male prison in Europe.

In­mates in­clude some of Bri­tain’s most dan­ger­ous fe­males, in­clud­ing Bris­tol school­girl Becky Watts’ killer Shauna Hoare, 23, se­rial killer Joanna Den­nehy, 35, and trans­gen­der dou­ble rapist Jes­sica Win­field, 51.

The fam­ily friend added: “Hay­ley is very sorry for what she’s done. The sit­u­a­tion is such a mess.

“There’s not many peo­ple like Ray though who would for­give her. It wasn’t that long ago that she and her lover were try­ing to mur­der the poor bloke. He just gets on with life.

“When he vis­its her there’s a lot of shock in­side the prison.

“They can’t be­lieve he’s stand­ing by her. Noth­ing will stop him vis­it­ing though. It’s some­thing they re­ally look for­ward to.”

Lucky

Hay­ley, of Can­ter­bury, Kent, Pol­lard and his daugh­ter were found guilty at Maid­stone Crown Court last Novem­ber of con­spir­acy to mur­der.

Af­ter the trial a po­lice of­fi­cer in­volved in the case said: “Frankly the vic­tim is lucky to be alive.”

Pol­lard got a min­i­mum 17 years and Heather was sen­tenced to 15.

Both are plan­ning to ap­peal against the length of sen­tence and Pol­lard is also ap­peal­ing against his con­vic­tion.

The close friend added: “No­body is sur­prised about Hay­ley’s ap­peal against the sen­tence. She was ab­so­lutely

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