'Suffolk strangler' Steve Wright loses appeal
Feb 25 2009 by John Knighton, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
SERIAL killer Steve Wright has lost a Court of Appeal bid to challenge his conviction for the murders of five prostitutes.
Three judges in London threw out his application for leave to appeal, ruling that his trial was fair and his conviction safe.
Wright, 50, formerly of Ipswich, Suffolk, who was not present for the ruling, was handed a whole-life sentence after being convicted in February last year.
Wright murdered the women, including former Huddersfield prostitute Anneli Alderton, between October and December 2006. T
Lord Justice Hughes, announcing the decision of the court, said Wright had raised no “arguable” grounds of appeal.