Wright ruled out of Norfolk deaths

NO links have been found between serial killer Steve Wright and the deaths of two Norfolk prostitutes and the disappearance of a third, police have admitted.

NO links have been found between serial killer Steve Wright and the deaths of two Norfolk prostitutes and the disappearance of a third, police have admitted.

Forces in Suffolk and Norfolk have been working together to establish any other possible victims in the six months since Wright, 50, was convicted of murdering five Ipswich prostitutes in late 2006.

It was widely speculated that Wright may also have been involved in the unsolved murders of Norwich prostitutes Natalie Pearman and Michelle Bettles and the disappearance of Kellie Pratt.

Wright used to run a pub, the Ferry Boat Inn, in the heart of Norwich's red-light district for a spell in the late 1980s.

But Norfolk Constabulary has revealed that no evidence had been uncovered to suggest Wright was responsible for the deaths.

A force spokesman said: “At this time no links have been found. Clearly, if any further information comes to light and it is appropriate, we will re-examine our files.

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“Our investigations remain live inquiries and we always welcome any new information from members of the public in relation to any of these matters.”

Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Police said it was increasingly unlikely that Wright was involved in the death of London estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, who disappeared in 1986. It is thought the killer knew Miss Lamplugh from their days working on the QE2.

Forklift truck driver Wright, of London Road, Ipswich, was jailed for life in February after being found guilty of murdering Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24 and Annette Nicholls, 29.