A 48-year-old fork lift truck driver has been charged with the murder of five prostitutes in the Ipswich area of England. Suffolk police made the announcement late on Thursday night, and at the same time released the first suspect in the case. Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull of Suffolk police said: “The 37-year-old man from Trimley was this evening released on police bail pending further enquiries. Police will not name this man at this stage. The second man Steven Wright from Ipswich has been charged with the murder of all five women.”
Wright has been remanded in custody and will appear before magistrates this morning. The bodies of the five victims were all found in rural areas around Ispwich in the space of 10 days, prompting one of the biggest murder hunts in British criminal history. Prosecutors have called for media restraint in reporting the case to ensure proper conditions for a fair trial.