Paula just wanted to 'spread her wings'

The father of missing prostitute Paula Clennell last night told how she had left home to “spread her wings” in Norwich.

The father of missing prostitute Paula Clennell last night told how she had left home to “spread her wings” in Norwich.

Miss Clennell, 24, is one of the two women police are trying to trace as part of their murder investigation in Ipswich. She has not been seen since late on Saturday, although she has spoken to a friend within the past 24 hours.

Her father Brian told how she had been a normal teenager while growing up in the north-east of England. On reaching her 20s she left home to build a life in Norwich before moving to Ipswich.

He added: “She was a lovely girl who wouldn't hurt a fly. We never really noticed any problems, even when my wife and I got divorced. I know everybody says this, but she just fell in with the wrong crowd.”

Meanwhile, the father of murder victim Gemma Adams said he could only hope that detectives found the killer soon.

Mr Adams said: “It's too late for us now, but we can only hope that they catch them soon.”

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He said Gemma was a normal, happy girl until she became addicted to heroin and lost her job with an insurance company.

“We lost her to drugs when she was about 17,” he said.