Man arrested over prostitutes' murders in Great Britain
Monday, December 18, 2006
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.
|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.
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.
- "Five prostitutes found dead in U.K. brings fears of "Ipswich Ripper"" — Wikinews, December 15, 2006
- "Suffolk murders: police statement in full" — , December 18, 2006
- Eleanor Wason and Kate Kelland. "Police arrest man over prostitute murders" — , December 18, 2006