Killing inquiries could cost £21 million

SUFFOLK'S red light killings and the Zest shootings could cost taxpayers more than £21 million.A report to be discussed by Suffolk Police Authority next Friday reveals the cost of the inquiries into the alleged murders of five women around Ipswich could top £9m this year and another £10m next year.

SUFFOLK'S red light killings and the Zest shootings could cost tax payers more than £21 million, The Evening Star can reveal today.

In a report to be discussed by Suffolk Police Authority next Friday , the force reveals that the cost of the inquiries into the alleged murders of Tania Nicol, 19, Gemma Adams, 25, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29, could cost in excess of £19m, with more than £9m expected to come from the 2006/07 budget and nearly £10m from the following year's budget.

The inquiry into the death of 24-year-old Jimoh Plunkett, who was shot dead at Zest nightclub in Ipswich, is estimated to cost more than £2.2m.

For the full story see later editions of tonight's Evening Star.


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