The last picture of Anneli

THIS CCTV image released today shows red light murder victim Anneli Alderton catching a train from Harwich to Colchester days before she was found dead in a wood in Nacton.

THIS CCTV image released today shows red light murder victim Anneli Alderton catching a train from Harwich to Colchester days before she was found dead in a wood in Nacton.

It represents a coup for the police who are in the process of scouring thousands of hours of footage.

The picture was captured at some point during the 5.53pm journey on December 3 and for the first time gives detectives a clear indication of what the 24-year-old from Colchester could have been wearing when she was killed.

None of the victims clothes have yet been recovered.


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Speaking at a press conference today, detective chief superintendent Stewart Gull also revealed that none of the five victims in the case had any significant signs of self defence wounds.

This comes after speculation that the women may have been subdued with drugs before they were killed.

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The information which will be gleamed from the toxicology reports which are still being undertaken could now provide the vital piece of the jigsaw explaining what happened to the women before their deaths.

Referring to the newly released high quality images, Det chf supt Gull said: “They show Anneli Alderton in a carriage and give us a clear indication of what she was wearing on December 3.

“Her hair was scrunched back and tied in a pony tail high on her head.

“She was wearing a black jacket with a hood with fur around it. She was also wearing grey top, blue jeans and white footwear.

“She was carrying a shiny nylon shoulder bag.

“We now need to piece together Anneli's movements after this image was captured.”

Det chf supt Gull also announced that 31 forces from as far away as Northern Ireland were aiding Suffolk police in the investigation.

Yesterday a further 1,000 calls deluged the incident rooms dealing with the murders, bringing the total calls received so far to nearly 10,000.

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