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Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan Episode 5: 'The Suffolk Strangler'

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Dermot Murnaghan returns this February to Crime+Investigation for his most explosive season yet of Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan.

Hosted and curated by one of the UK’s best-known journalists, Killer Britain explores British murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines.

In this extended 11 episode run, Murnaghan will guide viewers through some of the most deeply shocking crimes of recent times.

These include the murder and dismemberment in May 2019 of Julia Rawson at the hands of horror film fanatic Nathan Maynard-Ellis and his boyfriend David Leesley; the multiple murders and rapes by the so-called ‘Grindr Killer’, Stephen Port; the brutal and senseless slaying of much loved Bradford born mother of five Vera Hudson by her neighbour Mark Jewitt; the abduction and murder in February 2019 of Libby Squire by Pawel Relowicz; the case of nurse Ben Geen, who murdered two of his patients; and the brutal murder of Shafilea Ahmed by her parents Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed.

The fifth episode looks back to 2006, when five women were viciously killed in the sleepy coastal town of Ipswich.

Steven Wright dubbed ‘The Suffolk Strangler’ caught detectives in a game of cat and mouse for nearly six weeks in which he murdered his victims Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls.

Wright targeted Ipswich’s Red-Light District, and the bodies of his victims were found dumped in streams and nearby woodland areas. Despite denying killing his victims in Court, detectives were able to link his DNA to the murders and he was sentenced to a full-life term in 2009.

This episode re-examines the biggest investigation in Suffolk police history.