Inquiries move on over missing girls

DETECTIVES today revealed the lengths they are going to in order to find a missing 19-year-old Ipswich prostitute.Tania Nicol, of Woolverstone Close, Pinewood, vanished a month ago today after heading into town to work as a prostitute.

DETECTIVES today revealed the lengths they are going to in order to find a missing 19-year-old Ipswich prostitute.

Tania Nicol, of Woolverstone Close, Pinewood, vanished a month ago today after heading into town to work as a prostitute.

There have been no confirmed sightings of Tania since she was spotted on CCTV outside the Sainsbury's garage in London Road on October 30.

Detective Chief Inspector John Quinton said police had dozens of inquiries to follow-up. He also asked people to keep coming forward with information.

Ch Insp Quinton said: “We have conducted searches (including one in Felixstowe) and they are based on people who have been in recent contact with Tania. It is a matter of good police work to make sure, if there is any possibility that they might be there or elsewhere, we follow it through but it doesn't mean anyone is suspected of doing anything untoward.”

Suffolk police also continue to investigate the disappearance of missing 25-year-old Gemma Adams.

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Gemma, of Blenheim Road, Ipswich, was last seen at 1.15am on Wednesday, November 15 outside the BMW garage on West End Road - she was also working as a prostitute.

Yesterday a member of police staff dressed in replicas of Gemma's clothes in the hope of jogging people's memories.

DCI Quinton said officers were hoping to do the same to help with Tania's inquiry and were speaking to the manufacturer of her shoes to see if they could remake the design for this purpose.

He also revealed that the force is working with specialist officers from elsewhere, who may have worked on missing prostitutes cases in the past, to establish possible lines of inquiry.

Yesterday the police helicopter was taking pictures of the area in which both women were last seen to help with any future searches.

Today it emerged that last week a shop in Woodbridge town centre was searched in relation to the inquiry.

Anyone with information on either woman should telephone 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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