Accused Wright back in the dock

RED-light killings accused Steve Wright was back in court in Ipswich today as legal teams were involved in last-minute discussions before tomorrow's opening of the case against him.

Grant Sherlock

RED-light killings accused Steve Wright was back in court in Ipswich today as legal teams were involved in last-minute discussions before tomorrow's opening of the case against him.

Staring blankly ahead in a police photograph, this is the face jurors saw in person for the first time as Wright sat in the dock for the beginning of his trial.

Balding Wright faced a final day of waiting today as he prepares to hear the full details of the allegations against him.


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The man charged with the murders of Ipswich sex workers Tania Nicol, 19, Paula Clennell, 24, Anneli Alderton, 24, Gemma Adams, 25, and Annette Nicholls, 29, will return to court tomorrow when the prosecution will open its case against him.

Today the prosecution and defence teams in the case were due to discuss last-minute administrative details.

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Wright, who denies murdering the women, yesterday looked on as a 12-person jury - made up of ten men and two women - was sworn in at Ipswich Crown Court for his trial.

Wright arrived at the Ipswich Crown Court complex in a prison van flanked by two police vehicles at 9am today.

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