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Contents.Early life Steve Wright was born in the village of, the second of four children of Conrad and Patricia. He has an older brother and two younger sisters. While Wright's father was on military service, the family had lived in both and Singapore. Wright's mother left in 1964 when he was 8; his father divorced his mother in 1978; both remarried. Wright and his siblings lived with their father, who fathered a son and a daughter with his second wife, Valerie.He left school in 1974, and soon afterwards joined the, becoming a on ferries sailing from, Suffolk. In 1978, in, at the age of twenty, he married Angela O'Donovan. They had a son, Michael.

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The couple separated in 1987, and later divorced. Wright became a steward on the, a lorry driver, a barman and, just prior to his arrest, a driver. Former sex worker said she was attacked by Wright in the 1980s. His second marriage was to 32 year old Diane Cassell at register office in August 1987.

They split in July 1988 while he was a landlord in.It was during this time that he also managed a public house in. This post was lost due to his gambling and heavy drinking.

He was convicted in 2001 of theft, having stolen 80 to pay off his debts. This was his only criminal conviction prior to the murders.It is known that throughout these times Wright built up large debts largely through gambling, and had recently been declared bankrupt. Wright had twice tried to commit suicide, first by in his car in 1994; secondly in 2000, by an overdose of pills. Suffolk murders. Main article:Wright met Pamela Wright (no relation) in 2001 in Felixstowe, and they moved to the house in Ipswich together in 2004. Wright had always admitted that he used sex workers and had done so since he was in the Merchant Navy, and continually throughout his life. In Ipswich, he admitted he went to certain massage and sauna establishments that were actually.

Throughout his trial, he had stated that he had used professional sex workers on many occasions, including three of the victims and when his partner began working and their sex life became almost non-existent, he returned to using professional sex workers who were based on the nearby streets, procuring a dozen in the final three months of 2006.Between 30 October and 10 December 2006, Wright murdered five sex workers in Ipswich. Forensic evidence led to his arrest on 19 December. At the time of the murders, Wright was working as a forklift truck driver. He was found guilty of all five murders on 21 February 2008. On the following day, he was sentenced to, and the judge recommended that.It was announced on 19 March 2008, that Wright was to appeal his convictions, but on 2 February 2009, it was announced that Wright had decided to drop this appeal case.Prostitutes nicknamed him ' and 'Silver-Backed Gorilla', because of his hair colour and stocky build, and some said he liked dressing up in tight women's clothing, and wearing a black curly wig. Tiny flecks of blood were found on the back seats of Steve Wright's, and partially matched the DNA profile of Paula Clennell. Possible links to other crimes Wright is still being investigated in connection with other unsolved murders and disappearances.He is one of a number of high-profile murderers or sex offenders to have been identified as possible suspects in the case; he had worked with Lamplugh on the ocean liner during the early 1980s.

Lamplugh went missing in London in July 1986, and was legally declared dead in 1994, but her body has never been found. However, the have stated that this is not a strong line of enquiry.have not ruled out a link between Wright and the murder of Vicky Glass, a heroin who vanished from in September 2000, and whose naked body was later found in a brook on the.In June 2012, criminologist suggested that the killer of Norwich prostitute Michelle Bettles may have been Wright, but his theory was dismissed by the police. Bettles was strangled in March 2002, and her body was found three days later in woodland.References. ^ Sandra Laville and Esther Addley (20 December 2006). London: Guardian. Retrieved 27 September 2010. ^ McVeigh, Karen (21 February 2008).

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