Second arrest in murder inquiry

A second suspect has been arrested by detectives hunting the killer of five prostitutes in Suffolk, police have confirmed. Police said a 48-year-old man was arrested at his home in Ipswich at around 5am on suspicion of murdering all five women.

A second suspect has been arrested by detectives hunting the killer of five prostitutes in Suffolk, police have confirmed.

Police said a 48-year-old man was arrested at his home in Ipswich at around 5am on suspicion of murdering all five women.

Here is the full statement given today by Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Gull:

“A second man has now been arrested by detectives investigating the murders of five women in Suffolk.

“The 48-year-old man was arrested at his home address in Ipswich at approximately 5am this morning.

“He has been arrested on suspicion of murdering all five women - Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls.

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“The man is currently in custody at a police station in Suffolk where he will be questioned about the deaths later today.

“Police will not be naming the police station where the man is being held.

“The 37-year-old man who was arrested at his home in Trimley yesterday remains in custody.

“Police will not confirm or deny the identity of the people in custody.

“As legal proceedings are active, Suffolk police will not be issuing any further comments or appeals at this stage.”