Serial killer's 'wedding plan' dismissed

THE brother of Steve Wright last night dismissed reports suggesting the convicted serial killer is to wed his long-term partner in jail.

Russell Claydon

THE brother of Steve Wright last night dismissed reports suggesting the convicted serial killer is to wed his long-term partner in jail.

A national Sunday newspaper claimed Wright had proposed to partner Pamela from his cell and that the couple were considering tying the knot in a ceremony inside the prison.

But last night Steve's brother David Wright, of Bury St Edmunds, said he believed the claims were absolute rubbish.

He said: “There is not a shed of truth in it. There is no chance of a wedding happening in jail.

“I always talk to him joking about a wedding but he has had three already and he would want to wait until after the appeal, not before.”

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Forklift truck driver Wright, who lived at London Road, Ipswich, was jailed for life in February after being found guilty of murdering Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24 and Annette Nicholls, 29.

He strangled or suffocated his victims and their naked bodies were found in isolated spots near Ipswich in a ten-day spell in December 2006.

Last month the 50-year-old wrote to the EADT from Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire, saying he was concentrating on his appeal.

Wright denied the five murders and was refused leave to appeal in July. He is currently pursuing a second attempt which he referred to in the letter by saying: “At this moment in time I feel very confident about my appeal but for obvious reasons I cannot go into detail.”

However, families of his victims reacted with anger to the letter, describing it as “stomach-turning”.