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Concern over missing prostitute
Gemma Adams
Miss Adams left home Tuesday evening to work as a prostitute
Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of another missing woman in Ipswich.

Gemma Adams, 25, from Blenheim Road in the town was reported missing by her partner on Wednesday morning after she failed to return home from work.

A Suffolk police spokesperson said: "It is understood that Gemma had come into town to work as a prostitute."

Last month 19-year-old prostitute Tania Nichol disappeared after leaving her home in Wolverstone Close, Ipswich.

There is still no news of her whereabouts.

'Obvious similarities'

Miss Adams is white, 5ft 2ins, of small build with long blond hair, with a spotted complexion.

When she was last seen she was wearing a black waterproof jacket and light blue jeans with studs on the pockets.

Suffolk police have appointed an officer in overall command to effectively oversee both enquiries.

Det Ch Insp David Skevington who is in charge of the inquiry said: "It is out of character for her not to return home after work in the evening and not to make contact with her partner."

Tanya Nicol
Miss Nicol planned to take a bus into Ipswich

Police have acknowledged there are obvious similarities between Gemma's disappearance and that of Tania Nicol, but at this stage are treating these two investigations as separate.

When Miss Nicol disappeared on 30 October she had planned to go into Ipswich on a bus from Belmont Road.

She is olive skinned, 5ft 2in, with a spotty complexion.

When her mother last saw her she was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and high-heeled shoes.


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