Could someone in Felixstowe hold key?

VIDEO Someone in the Felixstowe area today could hold the vital clue which catches Suffolk's serial killer.The old A45 Felixstowe road - where the two latest bodies have been discovered - is used daily by hundreds.

SOMEONE in the Felixstowe area today could hold the vital clue which catches Suffolk's serial killer.

The old A45 Felixstowe road - where the two latest bodies have been discovered - is used daily by hundreds of people from the resort and the Trimleys to escape the busy A14, and someone may have seen the killer parked up waiting to dump the corpses.

It also puts the focus back on truckers with the dual carriageway so close and the laybys along the stretch of road used nightly by lorry drivers as places to sleep over.

The road is not just used by people going to Levington or the marina, and many use it to reach the Trimley link road or as a more peaceful alternative route.


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But it is a sinister and dark road with many hiding places.

Until recently, the largest layby was a place well used by dog walkers, a hiding place for courting couples, and for other illicit sexual activities and as a meeting place.

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But it was also used by people to tip rubbish - highlighted in the Evening Star's Dump the Dumpers campaign - and the trees in front of it have now been cut down.

The second layby, where one of the bodies was found, is eerie and drivers can often be seen sitting there with no apparent purpose.

One resident, who drives the roads most days, said: “That layby is frequented by weirdos - why would anyone park there and just sit? It's very odd.

“I have seen cars sitting there many times and the whole place is quite strange and doesn't have a very nice feeling about it.”

Occasionally, though it is used by families - the Ipswich to Felixstowe railway line runs within feet of the road at this point, where there is woodland, including a plantation, and foot crossings where people can stand and watch the engines or start country walks.

But this road - currently the scene of great police activity as they comb the area for clues - always has traffic going up and down it.

These include villagers heading to and from Levington, and farm vehicles with the fields to the left of the main road used for arable farming, bordering the A14.

Just down the road in the twin Trimley villages, the discovery of the bodies will today be bringing back horrible memories of the murder of teenager Vicky Hall, whose naked body was found dumped in a country stream after she was snatched from the street seven years ago.

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