Motive 'may never be known'

THE motive for the murder of five Ipswich prostitutes may never be known, jurors in the trial of Steve Wright heard today.It might never be known what allegedly drove Wright to embark on a “campaign of murder”, prosecutor Peter Wright QC said.

THE motive for the murder of five Ipswich prostitutes may never be known, jurors in the trial of Steve Wright heard today.

It might never be known what allegedly drove 49-year-old Wright to embark on a “campaign of murder”, prosecutor Peter Wright QC said.

Completing his opening statement, Mr Wright said: “As to what drives a man to embark upon a campaign such as this, we may never know.

“But we submit that one thing you can be certain of from the evidence in this case is that in late October 2006 something caused Steve Gerald James Wright to engage in such a campaign, and that he is guilty of the murder of each of these women.”

Forklift truck driver Wright, of London Road, Ipswich, denies murdering Tania Nicol, 19, Paula Clennell, 24, Anneli Alderton, 24, Gemma Adams, 25, and Annette Nicholls, 29, between October 29 and December 13, 2006.

The trial continues.