Ipswich murder count reaches five

So in the last 24 hours three murdered prostitutes have become five. But there’s one tiny positive: it’s no longer a race against time for the police. His work’s now done; he’s obviously been copying Jack the Ripper, and I bet if you compared visuals of the Whitechapel murders over a century ago with the Ipswich victims, there’d be physical resemblances.

The thing that’ll stay with me about this case, though, is just how thin the line is between comfortable middle-class living and eking out a disease-ridden, drug-fixated existence on the streets. Several of the women were from normal families, had mainstream jobs, and normal lives just two years ago. Two years. That’s all it takes.

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