Murder accused remanded in custody

A 48-year-old man was was today remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of murdering five prostitutes.

A 48-year-old man was was today remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of murdering five prostitutes.

Steve Wright, of Ipswich, Suffolk, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court has been charged with the murders of Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29. He has yet to enter a plea and will appear again on May 1.

Wright, a former forklift truck driver, was charged on December 21 after being arrested at his home on December 19. The five women were found dead near villages south of Ipswich during a 10-day period earlier this month. They all worked as prostitutes in Ipswich.

Police launched an inquiry after Miss Nicol vanished on October 30.