Wright: I'm not capable of killings

STEVE Wright, the man accused of the Ipswich red-light killings, has claimed he is “not capable of those crimes”.

STEVE Wright, the man accused of the Ipswich red-light killings, has claimed he is “not capable of those crimes”.

Protesting his innocence in a letter said to have been sent from his London prison cell, the former fork lift truck driver has told his partner Pam Goodman he loves her and thinking about her is keeping him “strong” after being charged with the murders of Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell.

The letter, which was published by the News of the World yesterday, described Wright's routine in high security Belmarsh Prison in south-east London, revealing he is under 24-hour guard.

The emotional three page letter asked 61-year-old Ms Goodman, his partner of eight years, not to take any notice of what people were saying about him.

It added: “Please believe me when I say I'm not capable of those crimes. I am worried how you are coping with this nightmare. I keep hoping I am going to wake up and realise it was only a bad dream.

“I am stronger in mind and body than I make out. I know this is a frightening place but I am coping well at the moment as long as I know that you are all right.

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“I just want you to remember that I love you very much and I always have. I just wish I had shown you more, you are my whole life.

“I know this must be tough on you because you are out there taking all the flak. Weather bad comments from people who do not know us.

“I know you will have the support of your friends and you will be OK. Try not to worry about me too much but I know that you will.”

Wright also asks Ms Goodman to bring underwear, socks and trainers for him to wear.

In his letter, which is littered with spelling mistakes, Wright asked his partner if she got her Christmas present, not knowing that officers seized everything in their Ipswich house.

And he talks of how he has found recent episodes of BBC soap EastEnders “a bit boring”.

The letter also goes into detail about what television programmes he watched during the Christmas period, a list which included the Back To The Future and Jurassic Park films.

Wright wrotet: “I have a television outside my cell which I can watch through the bars so you know I'm keeping up with the soaps.

“I even watched The Railway Children, believe it or not. You know me, if the telly is on I have got to watch it.”

The letter also reveals that Wright is struggling to roll his own cigarettes and gets £2.50 a week pocket money from the prison which he uses to buy tobacco.

The bodies of the five women, who were all sex workers in Ipswich's red-light district, were discovered in rural locations outside Ipswich last month.

Last week Wright appeared before a judge at Ipswich Crown Court. He was remanded in custody until May 1.

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