Shrine to victims of Red Light Killings

THESE spring flowers stand as part of a shrine to the five women who were victims of the Red Light killings.Julie Abbott decided to plant the remembrance garden after the body of Anneli Alderton was found dumped in woodland just metres from the field where her horses graze in Nacton.

THESE spring flowers stand as part of a shrine to the five women who were victims of the Red Light killings.

Julie Abbott decided to plant the remembrance garden after the body of Anneli Alderton was found dumped in woodland just metres from the field where her horses graze in Nacton.

The 51-year-old from Ipswich said she felt it was important to keep the memories of the women found dead in December, alive.

Ms Abbott, of Camden Road, Ipswich, said: “Those tragic events really upset me and I have wanted to do something to remember the five victims for a while.

“Anneli's body was found so close to the paddock I have kept horses on for the last 30 years that I felt involved in the whole event.

“I know people who knew three of the girls and have seen how these killings have affected them.

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“This is just one small way of keeping their memories alive.”

Ms Abbott made the tribute garden in the corner of her field, in The Street, Nacton, where she keeps horses Harry and Tinka.

She has placed three jam jar vases in the ground which she intends to regularly keep fresh flowers in.

She is also going to plant bulbs in the area and has put a little fence around it.

The bodies of Tania Nicol, 19, Gemma Adams, 25, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24 and Annette Nicholls, 29, were found in locations around Ipswich in December.

Steve Wright, 48, of London Road, has been charged with their murders and will appear on May 1 at a court to be announced.

The Evening Star is raising money to help vulnerable young people in Ipswich through the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

It was launched to remember the victims of the red light district killings - and thousands of pounds have already been pledged to the fund, which is run in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council.

The cash will be used to fund the building of a refuge in the town to try to break the cycle of drugs and prostitution.

Donations to the memorial fund can be made online at www.eveningstar.co.uk, in person at Ipswich Borough Council's customer service centre in the Town Hall, by calling 01473 433777, or by sending a cheque, made payable to Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund, to PO Box 772, Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DE.

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