Man Held Over Prostitute Murders

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering five women found dead at sites around Ipswich. The man was arrested at his home at Trimley, near Felixstowe on Monday morning.

{mosimage}He was arrested on suspicion of murdering Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Tania Nicol, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls, police said.

Police added the man was being held at an unnamed police station in Suffolk and would be questioned later.

Det Chief Sup Stewart Gull said: “As legal proceedings are now active, Suffolk Police will not be issuing further comments or appeals at this stage.”

The five dead women were all found naked in rural settings within 10 miles of Ipswich. They all worked as prostitutes and were drug-users.