Man arrested over prostitutes' murders in Great Britain

Monday, December 18, 2006

Felixstowe, Suffolk

The British police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of 5 prostitutes in the Ipswich area. Tom Stephens, 37, was arrested at his home in Trimley near Felixstowe, Suffolk at 7:20 a.m. Police are also examining a phone and laptop confiscated from Mr Stephens earlier in the week and checking Mr Stephens mother's house.

Photo of Tom Stephens on his MySpace profile
He has been arrested on the suspicion of murdering all the five women – Gemma Adams, Tania Nichol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls —Police Chief Superintendent Steward Gull

Stephens is currently in police custody at an unnamed station in Suffolk awaiting questioning.

All five of the women were found dumped naked in the countryside near Ipswich over a period of 11 days. The murders were compared by the media to the ninteenth century killer Jack the Ripper.

Despite these developments police are still stressing that the investigation is ongoing and are continuing to advise prostitutes in the area to remain off the streets.

In total there are currently 412 detectives, uniformed officers and police staff working on the case.

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