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Police Reclaim the Night With Capture of Serial Killer

sex crimes | 18.12.2006 23:24 | Art and Activism Caravan 2006 | Gender | Health | Cambridge

Wicked news! Police hunting the murderer of five prostitutes in Surry hasve arrested a 37-year-old man (romours have it that he might even be a copper!). As a result we have cancelled the reclaim the night event planned for next month. The man was arrested at his home in Trimley St. Martin, near the port of Felixstowe

News reports identified the suspect as Tom Stephens, who was quoted in the Sunday Mirror newspaper as saying he knew all five women, and that he had been interviewed four times under caution _ meaning that he was regarded as a potential suspect _ by police investigating the slayings.

"From the police profiling it does look like me _ white male between 25 and 40, knows the area, works strange hours. The bodies have got close to my house," Stephens was quoted as saying.

"If new information, coincidental information, crops up, I could get arrested," Stephens was quoted as saying. He added that he was confident he would not be charged.

Trimley is eight miles southeast of Ipswich, where all five victims worked as prostitutes.

Their naked bodies were found in rural areas near Ipswich, 70 miles northeast of London, over a 10-day span beginning Dec. 2. Three were found near the main road and the rail line between Ipswich and Felixstowe; the other two were discovered near the same road south and southwest of Ipswich.

The investigation had strained the resources of England's smallest police forces, and 340 investigators were brought in from across Britain to join 160 Suffolk officers working on the case.

Earlier Monday, police announced that coroner's inquests into the deaths of Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls had been postponed.

Clennell, 24, died of compression to her neck, and Alderton, 24, was strangled, a senior pathologist determined. Post-mortem examinations of the bodies of Nicol, 19, and Nicholls, reached no conclusion on the cause of death.

An inquest into the death of Gemma Adams, 25, was opened and adjourned last week. The pathologist reached no conclusion about the cause of her death.


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  1. Innocent until proven guilty... — Josh
  2. RTN will still happen — Tumble Weed