Murder suspect makes first court appearance

STEVE Wright, the man charged with the murders of five prostitutes in Suffolk, has appeared before Ipswich magistrates this morning.Wright was dressed in a dark blue suit, white shirt and blue striped tie and spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

STEVE Wright, the man charged with the murders of five prostitutes in Suffolk, has appeared before Ipswich magistrates this morning.

Wright, 48, of London Road, Ipswich, appeared on charges of murdering Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29.

Wright was dressed in a dark blue suit, white shirt and blue striped tie and spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

He was seated throughout the five minute hearing in the dock at court number three flanked by three police officers.

Robert Sadd, prosecuting, gave a brief outline of the case to magistrates Peter West, Renu Mandal and Mark Shackell.

Mr Osler, for Wright, told the court that he was not making any application for bail and Wright was remanded in custody until January 2, when he will appear at Ipswich Crown Court.

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