Officers search for CCTV clues

POLICE officers investigating the Ipswich red-light killings have visited a Norfolk town looking for security camera footage as part of their inquiries.

POLICE officers investigating the Ipswich red-light killings have visited a Norfolk town looking for security camera footage as part of their inquiries.

Two police officers toured the main shopping centre at Diss, calling in at shops and businesses premises to ask whether they had any security cameras covering neighbouring streets and footpaths.

One of the officers, who declined to be named, said they were members of a team from Surrey drafted in to help Suffolk police by gathering video evidence that might have relevance to the murder of the five prostitutes.

He said: “There are about seven of us together from the Surrey area and our job is CCTV retrieval. We have been in Ipswich where we were doing residential roads, industrial developments and whatever, and we are now doing outlying villages and towns.

“Our job today is to come to Diss and visit locations like the high street and shops, and go in and ask if they have any CCTV that covers public places.

“If we do find any footage we seize it, and then take it back to the incident room which has a special room where they view it.”

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The officer said they had not been given any specific reasons why Diss had been included on the list.

His colleague added: “We have been to lots of different places. There's too many to even remember.”

Steve Wright, 48, of London Road, Ipswich, has been charged with the murders of Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “We have made it clear on several occasions we will be looking at CCTV as part of these on-going enquiries.”

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