Po­lice may re­open cold cases

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BRI­TISH po­lice will re­port­edly re­open un­solved mur­der cases in the Ipswich area as they con­tinue ques­tion­ing two sus­pects in the killings of five pros­ti­tutes.

Po­lice are un­der pres­sure to make quick progress in the in­ter­ro­ga­tions of the men as un­der English law they have only a few days be­fore they must ei­ther charge or re­lease them.

Mean­while, it was re­ported in the Bri­tish press that po­lice would re­open mur­der and miss­ing per­sons cases dat­ing as far back as 1992 af­ter the cur­rent probe was con­cluded, hop­ing to shed light on pre­vi­ously un­solved crimes.

Ac­cord­ing to TheDaily Tele­graph, which cited uniden­ti­fied po­lice sources,

the dis­ap­pear­ance and mur­der of three pros­ti­tutes in nearby Nor­wich, Nor­folk county, will be re­vis­ited upon the con­clu­sion of the on­go­ing in­quiry in and around the east­ern port town of Ipswich.

Po­lice con­firmed they had been given an­other 36 hours to ques­tion the sec­ond sus­pect ar­rested, a 48-yearold man ar­rested ear­lier in the week near the red light area of Ipswich.

Me­dia have iden­ti­fied the first man ar­rested as Tom Stephens, a 37-year-old su­per­mar­ket worker and for­mer vol­un­teer po­lice of­fi­cer, and the sec­ond man as truck driver Steve Wright.

Both sus­pects re­main in cus­tody at undis­closed lo­ca­tions in Suf­folk county.

The bod­ies of the vic­tims — Gemma Adams, 25, Ta­nia Ni­col, 19, 24-year-olds An­neli Alderton and Paula Clen­nell, and 29-year-old An­nette Ni­cholls — were all found within 10 days ear­lier this month.

An­neli Alderton

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