New details of Anneli's last movements

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of 24-year-old Anneli Alderton are closer to piecing together a timeline of her last movements.As a result of further enquiries, detectives are now confident that Miss Alderton got off a train at Manningtree station at about 6.15pm on Sunday.

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of 24-year-old Anneli Alderton are closer to piecing together a timeline of her last movements.

As a result of further enquiries, detectives are now confident that Miss Alderton got off a train at Manningtree station at about 6.15pm on Sunday December 3. It is believed she then caught the 6.43pm train to Ipswich.

It comes after CCTV images were released showing Miss Alderton in a carriage on board the 5.53pm train from Harwich to Colchester on Sunday December 3.

She was wearing a black waist-length jacket with fur-trimmed hood, a white top, blue jeans and white footwear, and was carrying a shiny nylon shoulder bag, which closed with a cord.


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Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull, Suffolk Constabulary's head of crime management, said: “Once again, the public have responded positively to our appeals - and we are now confident that we can begin piecing together the jigsaw of Anneli's last movements.

“However, we still need to know where she was after the evening of December 3 - and we need to find the clothing she was wearing in the CCTV footage.”

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Suffolk Police has received nearly 200 messages from people about items of clothing found across the county.

During the last week, the force has logged 186 calls giving information on discarded clothing.

Det Chief Supt Gull said: “We are in the process of recovering and analysing these items of clothing - and I would like to thank those people who have rung us so far.

“Clearly, we are interested in hearing from anyone who finds clothing matching the descriptions we have given.”

There are now 360 officers and staff, from 31 other forces, assisting Suffolk Constabulary with these investigations.

During the last 24 hours, police have received a further 1,526 calls from the public, offering information.

Last night, officers spoke to more than 400 motorists and pedestrians in the Burlington Road and Handford Road areas of Ipswich - a week on from the last reported sighting of Paula Clennell, on December 9.

This information will now be assessed to see if it helps with the investigation into Miss Clennell's murder, police said.

Detectives are also repeating their appeal for any sightings of Annette Nicholls.

The last sighting of her was in Norwich Road, Ipswich, at 9.50pm on December 5 - but officers have received unconfirmed reports that she was in the red light area of the town after this date.

Police have printed 10,000 personal safety leaflets, which officers are handing out to people visiting Ipswich town centre during the evening. The leaflets contain a number of tips designed to help people enjoy a safe night out.

Det Chief Supt Gull added: “I would urge people receiving a leaflet not to bin it, but read it - and pass it on to friends and family.

“Much of it is common sense - but, at this time, I believe it is important that everyone reminds themselves of the simple steps they can follow to help keep themselves safe when out at night.”

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