Wright's dad wants answers

MURDER accused Steve Wright will stand face-to-face with his father for the first time in four years next week when he appears in court charged with the killing five women.

MURDER accused Steve Wright will stand face-to-face with his father for the first time in four years next week when he appears in court charged with the killing five women.

Wright, who is 49 today is to appear at Ipswich Crown Court next Tuesday where he will enter pleas into charges of murdering Tania Nicol, 19, Gemma Adams, 25, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29.

His father, Conrad Wright, today said he would be in court on May 1 because he was hoping for answers.

He wants to know why his son had been arrested and subsequently charged.

He said: “I will be there. The police are taking me.

“I want some answers - that's why I'm going.”

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Mr Wright senior said a police family liaison officer would be accompanying him to court.

The 70-year-old has not seen his son since he moved from Felixstowe to Ipswich several years ago.

The former Port of Felixstowe police officer said he and the 48-year-old did not fall out but drifted apart when his son moved to Bell Close, Ipswich with his common-law wife Pamela.

Back in January Mr Wright senior said he would able to tell if his son was responsible for the killings as soon as he looked into his eyes.

However, he has so far been unable to make contact with Wright.

He did attempt to see his son at Belmarsh Prison earlier in the year but was turned away.

He said Wright did not want to see him and he was unsure whether he now wanted to see his son.

Wright, however, had told his father “third hand” that he is not guilty of the murders.

The accused, of London Road, Ipswich, will today be marking his birthday at the high-security Belmarsh Prison.

It is not known if anyone is planning to visit him.

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