Ipswich addict's spiral into prison

A heroin addict who was the face of Ipswich's street sex trade during the horrific murders of five women has been sent to prison.

IPSWICH: A heroin addict who was the face of Ipswich's street sex trade during the horrific murders of five women has been sent to prison.

Louise Heath, 31, was arrested earlier this year after selling heroin to undercover police officers in Ipswich.

The former Big Issue seller became the public face of the street sex trade in Ipswich after the killings of Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls.

Her face was regularly splashed across national newspapers and TV screens.

The court heard that Heath was given heroin in return for dealing it on Ipswich's streets.

In sending her to prison, Judge Peter Fenn said: “I have come to the view that your offending is so serious that I cannot pass anything other than an immediate custodial sentence on you.”

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