Court strike will not stop Wright's plea

COURT bosses have promised strike action planned for next week will not prevent the man accused of the Ipswich red light killings entering a plea.Murder accused Steve Wright is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday - the same day a mass staff walk-out is planned.

COURT bosses have promised strike action planned for next week will not prevent the man accused of the Ipswich red light killings entering a plea.

Murder accused Steve Wright is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday - the same day a mass staff walk-out is planned.

Alex Flynn, of the Public and Commercial Services Union, said: “Two members of staff have agreed to work for two hours while the hearing goes ahead and then they are going to walk out. The rest of the staff will be on strike.

“It's obviously a very serious case and the staff felt it shouldn't be held up. The local union branch expressed they wanted this to happen and, nationally, the union supported that.”


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Julie Crosby, office manager at Ipswich Crown Court, confirmed Wright, 49, of London Road, Ipswich, will appear at the court as planned.

She said around 40 members of the media are set to attend the court for next week's hearing, where they are likely to be joined by many members of the girls' families.

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Wright is accused of killing Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29.

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