Police in Britain have arrested a man suspected of murdering five prostitutes found over an 11-day period in eastern England. The 37-year old admitted in a weekend newspaper interview that he knew all five women and had no alibis. British media has identified the man as Tom Stephens. Police have declined to confirm the name. Stephens, a supermarket worker has previously denied any involvement in the deaths.
British police announced an arrest was made at the suspect’s home near Ipswich which is close to where the bodies were found. He is now being questioned about the murders. Stephens has previously admitted being close to one of the girls and knowing another for a year and a half.
The five women aged from 19 to 29 were all found, dead and naked in rural settings near Ipswich. The arrest follows a murder investigation unprecedented in recent British history. Hundreds of extra officers have been drafted in. Police have urged sex workers to stay off the streets.