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
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.”
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.”
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