Police want to find Gemma's clients

DETECTIVES hunting the killer of Ipswich prostitute Gemma Adams today warned her clients to contact police before officers find them.Detective chief inspector David Skevington said these men could hold vital clues to Miss Adams' murder and urged them to call police with any information which could help.

DETECTIVES hunting the killer of Ipswich prostitute Gemma Adams today warned her clients to contact police before officers find them.

Detective chief inspector David Skevington said these men could hold vital clues to Miss Adams' murder and urged them to call police with any information which could help.

Det Ch Insp Skevington, who is leading the murder inquiry, said some of the men who had been with Gemma on the night of her disappearance had been forthcoming.

However, none of these men were with Gemma after her last confirmed sighting at 1.15am on Wednesday, November 15 and police believe she may have got into a car with her killer at about that time.

Det Ch Insp Skevington added: “We would say, if you were with her as a prostitute but you have done nothing wrong and might have information, please come forward - our priorities are to find out how Gemma died.

“We will be trying to piece together her last movements so I would encourage men who may have been with her to come forward and contact us as opposed to waiting for time to pass when we will have to contact them.”

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Yesterday 25 officers were searching the area of Thorpe's Hill, Hintlesham, where Gemma's body was discovered just before noon on Saturday.

This is likely to be stepped up over coming days as specialist diving and dog teams are called in to continue the search of the half mile square area.

Gemma's naked body was found in Belstead Brook behind Hintlesham Fisheries.

Police are now anxious to find her clothing but believe it could have been destroyed by her killer.

Anyone who has seen what they believe could be remnants of clothing should contact police.

Det Ch Insp Skevington said Gemma's handbag was also missing but would not reveal if police had found her phone, purse or jewellery.

He also said there was nothing at the scene to link her to Tania Nicol, 19 who disappeared just over two weeks before her friend and said there was nothing to suggest Gemma had been in contact with the teenager since her disappearance.

House-to-house inquiries have started in Hintlesham and will carry on over the next few days.

Police are particularly keen to speak to people who may walk their dogs or fish in the area where Gemma's body was recovered.

The A1071 reopened last night, but Det Ch Insp Skevington said the area where the body was found would remain sealed off until at least the end of this week.

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