Wright did not kill our Vicky - parents

DESPITE speculation that Steve Wright could be responsible for the death of teenager Vicky Hall, her parents today said they do not believe he killed her.The red light killer is understood to have been living in a flat not far from the route home that Vicky took on the night she was last seen alive.

DESPITE speculation that Wright could be responsible for the death of teenager Vicky Hall, her parents today said they do not believe he killed her.

The red light killer is understood to have been living in a flat not far from the route home that Vicky took on the night she was last seen alive.

Yesterday detectives revealed they would explore the possibility that Wright could have been involved in a number of other regional murders and disappearances including Vicky and estate agent Suzy Lamplugh who vanished in 1986.

Graham and Lorinda Hall, of Faulkeners Way, Trimley St Mary, said police had kept in close liaison with them, visiting them three times since Wright was arrested in December 2006, and assuring them there is no connection with their daughter.

Similarities between Wright's victims and Vicky's death included:

Vicky was found in an isolated water-course, like Gemma Adams and Tania Nicol.

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She was naked.

She is also believed to have been asphyxiated.

Her clothes were never found.

But Mr Hall said he did not believe Wright - who was living in a block of flats in Runnacles Way at the time - killed his daughter.

Vicky was snatched from the street as she walked home from the Bandbox nightclub in September 1999, just after she parted from her best friend to walk the last few yards home - police have always believed someone was lying in wait for her.

Mr Hall said: “With due respect to the girls that Wright killed, not all the circumstances were the same - they were working girls and that appears to be who he was aiming for.

“The police have been to see us three times, including this week, and although they say there were some very similar aspects they say there is no connection with Victoria's death.

“As far as I am concerned I don't believe we will ever find who killed Victoria and the only way will be if someone confesses, someone comes forward who knows who did kill her, or her clothes are found and they contain evidence that finds the person responsible.

“I don't see that is going to happen. I know that sounds defeatist but it has been a long time now and the police have done their very best and kept in touch with us all the way along.”

Free newspaper owner Adrian Bradshaw was charged with Vicky's murder in 2001 but was acquitted by a jury.