Police may reopen cold cases
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.