A JURY was today set to continue deliberations in the case of the Ipswich prostitute murders.

The jurors were sent home for the night after failing to reach a verdict in the trial of a man accused of murdering five prostitutes.

Jurors in the trial of Steve Wright at Ipswich Crown Court began considering their verdicts shortly before lunch yesterday.

Wright, 49, of Ipswich, Suffolk, denies murdering Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24 and Annette Nicholls, 29.

The jury of nine men and three women retired to consider verdicts at noon after a six week trial.

One of the victims, mother of Anneli Alderton , lived and worked in Huddersfield before moving to the south east.