Missing girls search heads to London

DETECTIVES investigating trying to find two missing prostitutes in Ipswich today said they are exploring the possibility that a crack dealing gang from London could be behind their disappearance.

DETECTIVES trying to find two missing prostitutes in Ipswich today said they are exploring the possibility that a crack dealing gang from London could be behind their disappearance.

However Detective Chief Inspector David Skevington said that although it would feature as part of their inquiry there was nothing specific to suggest that this was the case.

Speaking following a press conference at Suffolk Police Headquarters in Martlesham today DCI Skevington said police would continue to keep an open mind in their investigations and explore any possible line of inquiry.

DCI Skevington is overseeing the investigation into the disappearance of Gemma Adams. At a press conference today at Suffolk Police Headquarters, further details of the clothes Gemma was wearing on the night of her disappearance were revealed.


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A member of police staff dressed in replicas of her clothes in the hope of jogging the memories of the public.

DCI Skevington said: “It might be that people have been reluctant to come forward and we hope this clothing will encourage these people to come forward and give us any information they can so we can find Gemma and return her to her family.”

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There have been no confirmed sightings of the 25-year-old of Blenheim Road, Ipswich since 1.15am on November 15 outside the BMW garage on West End Road.

Her disappearance came just over two weeks after Tania Nicol, 19, also disappeared from the town. Both were working as prostitutes.

DCI Skevington added: “We have a number of theories but it is important to keep an open mind. We are working closely with the team investigating the disappearance of Tania to see what similarities there are. They disappeared from the same part of Ipswich at a similar sort of time and it might be that those areas were visited by people as part of their routine.

“We hope by releasing photos of the clothing we will really help people who think they may have seen her.”

It is now more than two weeks since Gemma's disappearance and her family today released a statement urging her to make contact.

Mr and Mrs Adams, who did not want their first names to be made public said: “As Gemma's parents we and our whole family are concerned about her welfare and are devastated about her disappearance. There have been no rows or upsets between us and we want her to know that she is always welcome back home.

“We would urge people to come forward with any information and contact police.”

Anyone with information about the disappearance of either of the women should call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.

n. Do you know the girls? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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