Two more bodies found

Two more bodies have been found, Suffolk police have confirmed.Officers said they are working on the assumption that they are the bodies of missing prostitutes Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell.

Two more bodies have been found, Suffolk police have confirmed.

Det Chief Supt Steward Gull said a member of the public walking near the old Felixstowe road at Levington called police at 3pm today after finding a corpse.

The body was found just 20ft from the road.

A police helicopter scouring the area then found a second body at the site.

Police have now thrown a wide cordon around the area, which takes in the Ipswich to Felixstowe railway line.

Officers have not yet disclosed the identity of the latest bodies, but said they could only assume the two bodies were that of missing prostitutes Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29.

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The finds were just a few miles from where the body of murdered prostitute Anneli Alderton was found. Her body was discovered at Nacton on Sunday.

At a press conference this evening Chief Constable Alastair McWhirter said the police were disclosing all information possible.

Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull, the man leading the hunt to catch the person or persons responsible for the killing spree that had already seen three women murdered before today, said: “I can confirm this afternoon two bodies have been found.

“At 3.05pm police received a call from a member of the public walking along the old Felixstowe road near the Levington turn-off.

“He saw what appeared to be the body of the naked female about 20 feet off the road.

“About forty minutes later, at 3.48pm, a crew member of the helicopter spotted what appeared to be a second body a few hundred yards away from the first body.

“Because of the discovery of a further two bodies close to where Anneli Alderton was found, we can only fear the worst. The natural assumption is that these are the two missing women, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls.”

Although Ch Supt Gull said he feared the worst, he stressed no identification had been made of what could be the missing Ipswich women's bodies.

The corpses were discovered near a derelict strip of the old Ipswich to Felixstowe A45 road which stretches no more than 100 yards and is a popular lay-up for lorry drivers overnight.

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