Second body found in Copdock brook

VIDEO A WOMAN'S body has today been found in Belstead Brook at Copdock.The body, which was naked, was found by a police diving team near the public weighbridge at Copdock Mill at 11.30am today.

DIVING teams investigating the murder of Gemma Adams today recovered a second naked woman's body from Belstead Brook.

The identity of the woman has not yet been confirmed, but detectives investigating the disappearance of missing prostitute Tania Nicol have been informed and the 19-year-old's family have been notified.

The body was discovered in the same stream as Miss Adams was found.

It was discovered by police at 11.30am near HG Gladwell and sons at Copdock Mill on the old A12.

Simon Gladwell, director of HG Gladwell and Sons, said: “I am just a bit shocked. You normally find just bits of wood floating in the brook.”

Mr Gladwell said the stretch of brook run about 200 yards.

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A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow with more news expected to emerge later in the afternoon.

The discovery comes on the same day police hunting vice girl Miss Adams' killer, found a pair of shoes at Wilco Fast Fit in Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Forensic tests are being conducted on the shoes which are thought to be very similar to the ones Gemma was wearing on the night of her disappearance.

Her body was discovered further along Belstead Brook near Hintlesham, on Saturday morning.

Miss Nicol of Woolverstone Close, Pinewood has not been seen since Monday, October 30.

The teenager went missing only a fortnight before Miss Adams.

Miss Nicol, who lives with her mother, has been the subject of a major police investigation with officers flooding Ipswich's red light district in a desperate attempt to uncover leads as to her whereabouts.

The Evening Star also weighed in, distributing posters throughout the town.

However, the police's attempts to find Miss Nicol have so far proved fruitless.

Concerns for her well-being grew dramatically following the discovery of Miss Adams' body on December 1 in a secluded brook in Hintlesham.

Speaking at a press conference last month, Miss Nicol's mother Kerry said she believed her daughter was heading into the town centre to work in the Handford Road and Burlington Road area.

She said Miss Nicol had been missing for a few days before but has always got in touch.

Tania is olive-skinned, 5ft 2in and of slim build, with shoulder-length light brown hair, brown eyes and a spotty complexion.

The last time she was seen by her mother she was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and high-heeled shoes.

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