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Suffolk killer makes appeal bid

Steve Wright
Steve Wright was jailed for a whole life term

Serial killer Steve Wright is seeking leave to appeal against his conviction.

Wright, 49, was jailed for life at Ipswich Crown Court in February after he was found guilty of the murders of five women in Suffolk.

The bodies of Ms Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls were found over a 10-day period near Ipswich in 2006.

His case is expected to be heard at an open court hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice on 24 February 2009.

The naked bodies of the women, aged between 19 and 29, were found in December 2006.

Wright was sentenced after a six-week trial where jurors unanimously found him guilty of all five murders.

He was given a whole life sentence and told he would spend the rest of his life in prison.

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A victim's father is said to be "disgusted" at the news

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