Shock over murdered women

DISCOVERY of the bodies of two women just a few miles from Felixstowe and the twin Trimleys has shocked the communities.Levington is not far away at all from Trimley St Martin - and many villagers use the link road alongside the A14 and old A45 road as their route to and from the village.

DISCOVERY of the bodies of two women just a few miles from Felixstowe and the twin Trimleys has shocked the communities.

Levington is not far away at all from Trimley St Martin - and many villagers use the link road alongside the A14 and old A45 road as their route to and from the village.

Many are puzzled and wondering if the closeness of the sites where the killer dumped the bodies means there is a link to the Felixstowe area.

For others it has brought back memories of the murder of teenage schoolgirl Vicky Hall, who was snatched from the street and her body also later found naked in a water-filled ditch in an isolated rural location.

Community leaders are pledging their support for the police - hoping they will catch the killer as soon as possible.

John Barker, chairman of Trimley St Martin Parish Council, said: “It's absolutely horrendous. We feel for the families of these young girls.

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“We trust that the police will catch the murderer or murderers as soon as possible and it is important they are given every resource they need in order to achieve that.”

Felixstowe mayor Ann Rodwell said there was great concern in the resort about people's safety and whether people were out and about in Felixstowe or Ipswich they needed to take special precautions.

“A lot of young people will be going out this Christmas to enjoy themselves and they should make sure they have reliable transport to get there and come back - even if it means parents fetching them. It may seem a nuisance but at least you will know they are safe and it could save a young person's life,” she said.

Deputy mayor Malcolm Minns said: “I very much hope the type of crime we are witnessing doesn't extend to Felixstowe.

“We are fully behind the police as a community - the police force here in Suffolk is small but very efficient and looks after us very well, and we wish them great progress and ultimate success in this investigation.”

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