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Prostitute murder probe grips UK, amid serial killer fears

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Prostitute murder probe grips UK, amid serial killer fears


Police in England are investigating the murders of five young women amid fears that a serial killer is at large. Two bodies, thought to be those of two missing prostitutes, were found yesterday in woodland close to where police had discovered the strangled corpse of another sex worker on Sunday. Two other prostitutes were found dead last week. One of the missing, Paula Clennell, not seen since Saturday, had spoken to a reporter after the first two murders. “I need the money. I need the money, you know,” she said. “Despite the dangers?” she was asked. “Well, that has made me a bit wary about getting into cars.”

All the bodies were found in close proximity near Ipswich in Suffolk. They were all naked. Police are hunting for clues and have said they fear the killer, or killers, could strike again. Criminologist Professor David Wilson said: “The danger is he kills again and again until he is satiated, until he stops or indeed he might move outside of the target group, which has so far been prostitutes, to other types of women.” Prostitutes are being urged to stay off the streets and women are being warned not to go out alone.

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