Steven Wright arrives at Ipswich court

MURDER accused Steven Wright has arrived at the Ipswich court where he is today expected to enter a plea to the five charges he faces over the red-light killings.

MURDER accused Steven Wright has arrived at the Ipswich court where he is today expected to enter a plea to the five charges he faces over the red-light killings.

Wright, 49, was delivered to Ipswich Crown Court under tight security at 9.10am today. He was transported inside a prison van with blacked-out windows from London's high security Belmarsh Prison.

The van followed a white Ford van and a marked Volvo police car into Russell Road and was followed by a marked Land Rover police four-wheel-drive.

About a dozen police stood watch as the prison van was driven to the back of the court and the court gates closed behind it.

Wright, of London Road, Ipswich is charged with the murders of Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Annette Nicholls, Anneli Alderton and Paula Clennell.

The bodies of the women, who had all worked as prostitutes in Ipswich's red-light district, were found in locations around Ipswich in December.

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Wright's hearing is due to be held at 2pm.