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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Chilling last words of dead prostitute - The Herald

Chilling last words of dead prostitute - The Herald:

"The fast-changing investigation into the Suffolk prostitute murders left police shaken yesterday.

As they struggled to keep up with developments coming in by the hour, it emerged one of the woman believed to have been killed took part in a chilling television interview just days before she vanished.

Paula Clennell, whose body was believed to have been one of those found yesterday, gave an interview to ITV Anglia last Tuesday saying she was prepared to dice with danger by going back on the streets because 'I need the money'.

She headed back to Ipswich's red-light district amid concerns that a serial killer was on the loose.

In the interview, which was broadcast on ITV News last night, Ms Clennell said the killings had made her 'a bit wary about getting into cars' but she would probably still do it, anyway.

She had spotted there were fewer men and girls around, probably because of the police presence. 'The girls are probably wary about coming out now,' she said.

Yesterday, the officer leading the murder inquiry, Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull, was addressing journalists at a Suffolk Police press conference on investigations after the discovery of a third prostitute's body on Sunday when he delivered the 'breaking news' that the bodies of two other missing women had been found.

The bodies of five prostitutes have been discovered in the area within the past 10 days. All were found close to the A14, which links the Suffolk port of Felixstowe with the Midlands.

After yesterday's find, one of the biggest police manhunts in the UK since Soham schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were killed in 2004 got under way in an area previously hailed as 'the safest county in the country' thanks to low crime levels.
More than 100 officers are now involved in the "


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