Fifth prostitute is reported missing

POLICE have tonight revealed a fifth prostitute has been reported missing in Suffolk.Twenty-nine-year-old Annette Nicholls, who is known to work as a prostitute in Ipswich, was last seen a week ago.

By Jonathan Barnes

POLICE have tonight revealed a fifth prostitute has been reported missing in Suffolk.

Twenty-nine-year-old Annette Nicholls, who is known to work as a prostitute in Ipswich, was last seen a week ago.

Her family reported her missing in response to the publicity surrounding the murders of Gemma Adams and Tania Nicol and a third, as yet unnamed, vice girl, in the Ipswich area.


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Annette is described as white, about 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build and with shoulder length wavy hair.

Meanwhile, officers are still making enquiries in an effort to trace Paula Clennell, who also works as a prostitute, who was last seen on Saturday night, when she left an address in London Road, Ipswich, on a blue bicycle.

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Tonight, they said they had received a report that a friend spoke to her on Sunday night at about 10.30pm because she was looking for somewhere to stay.

She is described as white, about 5ft 7ins, of medium build with shoulder length mousey hair, blue eyes and a spotty complexion.

When she was last seen, she was wearing blue jeans, a beige zip-up jacket with fur, a black beanie hat and trainers.

Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Gull said: “Both of these girls were reported missing as a result of the publicity generated by the enquiries into the murders of Gemma Adams and Tania Nicol.

“There could be an innocent explanation as to why these girls are missing. We know, for example, that Paula is of no fixed address and moves between addresses regularly.

“However, in the current climate, we are concerned for their welfare and are making urgent enquiries to locate them.

“I would ask either of the girls themselves or anyone with information as to their whereabouts to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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