Wright on shore when Suzy disappeared

STEVE Wright's second wife has revealed that the killer was on shore leave when Suzy Lamplugh went missing.Following his conviction on Friday for the murders of five Ipswich sex workers, which he carried out between the end of October and mid-December 2006, Diana Cole told the Daily Mail: "I knew Suzy Lamplugh by sight."

STEVE Wright's first wife has revealed that the killer was on shore leave when Suzy Lamplugh went missing.

Following his conviction on Friday for the murders of five Ipswich sex workers, which he carried out between the end of October and mid-December 2006, Diana Cole told the Daily Mail: "I knew Suzy Lamplugh by sight. I saw him talking with her in the corridor.

“I was too downtrodden to challenge him about it... but when I look back, I can see how he was probably flirting with her.''

Miss Lamplugh's 76-year-old father said Met police have been in regular contact with him since her disappearance and had mentioned Wright's name before.


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Paul Lamplugh, of Mortlake, west London, told the Daily Telegraph: "They have discussed Steve Wright with me before.

"The last time they were in touch was just before the trial started. They certainly haven't ruled anything out, and I know they have been in touch with Suffolk Constabulary.

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"Perhaps now the Metropolitan Police will push on with a full investigation into the possibility Steve Wright was responsible for Suzy's disappearance.''

A Met police spokeswoman said today: "We are not prepared to discuss who we may or may not wish to interview with regard to any investigation.

"As with all unsolved murders the case is case is subject to regular reviews. If new information comes in it will be looked at by the investigation team."

Convicted sex killer John Cannan was interviewed twice in connection with the Suzy Lamplugh case.

Three days before she vanished, Cannan was released from a hostel at Wormwood Scrubs Prison, west London, where he had been serving a six-year sentence for rape.

He was jailed for life in 1989 for the rape and murder of newlywed Shirley Banks in Bristol.

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