Killer's appeal hearing to be postponed

SERIAL killer Steve Wright is due to postpone a hearing to appeal against his conviction.

SERIAL killer Steve Wright is due to postpone a hearing to appeal against his conviction.

The 50-year-old, who was jailed for life in February for the murders of five Ipswich prostitutes, was set to appeal at the Court of Appeal on Monday.

But Wright's brother David, 51, said that the Court of Appeal should receive a solicitor's letter todaywhich will request a postponement of the hearing.

David, who lives near Bury St Edmunds, said: “We have got legal representation now and the barrister needs to go through the paper work and our thoughts on why he should receive a retrial and the grounds for an appeal.

“The barrister will decide if there is a case. If he does not think that there is a case then we are back to square one again.”

It is not yet known when or if a new hearing will take place. Wright was refused leave to appeal in July and is now pursuing a second attempt at an appeal.

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The former forklift truck driver, who lived at London Road, Ipswich, was found guilty of murdering Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24 and Annette Nicholls, 29.

He strangled or suffocated his victims and their naked bodies were found in isolated spots near Ipswich in a ten-day spell in December 2006.