World's media descend on court

IT was outside Ipswich Crown Court, as the news of the verdict broke, that the world's media quickly assembled to digest the news.Caught unawares, 60 reporters, cameramen and television presenters stood waiting for the next instalment from the Steve Wright trial.

IT was outside Ipswich Crown Court, as the news of the verdict broke, that the world's media quickly assembled to digest the news.

Caught unawares, 60 reporters, cameramen and television presenters stood waiting for the next instalment from the Steve Wright trial.

Traffic continued to flow around the Ipswich one-way system, passers by continued on their way as the media vied for the best spot from which to file a story that today is making British legal history.

As a cool breeze and the spit spot of afternoon rain fell on the huddled media masses faces were full of expectation waiting for statements from the Crown Prosecution Service and Suffolk Constabulary.

News travels quickly in the modern age: mobile phones chimed, radio reporters begged for silence and cameramen set up lights ready to display images of Ipswich across the globe.

Passer by Kevin Larter, 30, of Belstead Road, Ipswich, said he was watching television when the news broke.

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He said: “I've come down to look at events as they happen. I've been watching this over the last few days since this has been going on. I think this verdict will leave a number of questions unanswered. I think there's more to it than we have heard.”

The obvious question that remains on every reporters' lips is simply why?