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Ipswich: Is Suffolk strangler Steve Wright set for new appeal bid over his murder conviction?

17:47 03 December 2012

Steve Wright has reportedly launched a fresh bid for freedom

Steve Wright has reportedly launched a fresh bid for freedom

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SUFFOLK serial killer Steve Wright is reported to be on the verge of launching a fresh bid for freedom.

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Wright, 54, was jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering five prostitutes in the Ipswich area in late 2006.

The bodies of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls were found over a 10-day period.

His brother David, 53 - who regularly visits Wright at Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire - reportedly told a national newspaper his sibling was lining up a third bid to overturn his conviction.

But Wright’s father Conrad said he didn’t want the saga to be brought up again.

He said yesterday: “I have never heard a thing from Steve. He has never come to me to say he is innocent. But if he was innocent, he would have told me.

“I went to Belmarsh after Steve had been charged and he refused to see me. If he was innocent, he would have seen me.

“If he is guilty, he has to take his punishment.

“I don’t want this being dragged up again. It upsets me and it’s upsetting for all those people in Ipswich affected by what happened. They are upsetting a hell of a lot of people.”

Wright’s first appeal against his conviction was rejected in July 2008.

His second, in February 2009, was thrown out by the Court of Appeal, who ruled his trial was fair and his conviction safe.

Wright had argued his trial should not have been held in Ipswich and that his defence team did not properly challenge forensic evidence.

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