Archive for Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Second suspect held in prostitute murders

December 20, 2006


— Police pursuing the killer of five prostitutes arrested a second suspect Tuesday and seized a dark blue Ford that a neighbor in Ipswich's red-light district said the 48-year-old man had cleaned repeatedly.

A one-time auxiliary police constable arrested Monday in a village outside Ipswich remains in custody.

Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull said both men were suspects in the murders of Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell, Gemma Adams and Annette Nicholls. Their naked bodies were found dumped in rural areas of eastern England around Ipswich, 70 miles northeast of London, over a 10-day period beginning Dec. 2.

The British Broadcasting Corp., Britain's Press Association and Sky News identified the second suspect as Steve Wright. The suspect arrested Monday in Trimley St. Martin, eight miles southeast of Ipswich, was identified in news reports as Tom Stephens, 37.


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