Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Vicky's Death Haunts Me Every Day, You Gain Strength to Go On

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Vicky's Death Haunts Me Every Day, You Gain Strength to Go On

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Byline: Angus Hoy

The mum of murdered Teesside vice girl Vicky Glass has spoken of her fear that her daughter may have been a victim of the Suffolk serial killer.

Vicky went missing from central Middlesbrough in September, 2000.

Her naked and badly decomposed remains were found several weeks later in a stream on moorland near Danby in North Yorkshire.

Vicky had been working as a prostitute to support a drug habit when she vanished from near the Shipmate pub.

The way her body was found bears striking similarities to the killings of five prostitutes in Ipswich, which police believe may be the work of a serial killer.

The bodies of prostitutes Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, and Anneli Alderton, 24, were found in nearby villages.

On Tuesday the bodies of missing Ipswich prostitutes Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29 were found, making them the fourth and fifth victims in a ten day period.

Debbie Glass said: "The news of the killings in Ipswich came as a shock and it made me feel sick to my stomach. I cried as I watched the news and kept thinking of Vicky.

"It brought everything back to me because everything is so similar to the way Vicky was found.

"Vicky's death haunts me every day. You gain an inner strength to go on but I think about her every day and I will do until I die.

"As I watched I thought: 'Is the same person who killed Vicky responsible? Could he have moved? Is he travelling from one area to another?'"

Mrs Glass said her thoughts lay with the families of the Suffolk victims.

"I know how the families of those girls are feeling now and my heart goes out to them. I'm thinking of them and I just hope they get strength to carry on," she said.

"These girls, like Vicky, were brought down by drugs. It decimates lives. …

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