I was watchng the news earlier. They had a live press conference on that the police had called in relation to the suspects they are holding over the murders of 5 women in the Ipswich area. They were basically saying that one of the suspects has been realsed on bail pending further enquiries and the second has been charged with their murders.
It's been quite a news item in the last week or so. Headline news and all over the press...it even made the headlines whilst we were in Minneapolis "Britian has a serial killer on the loose" said the reporter in the States...along with the usual sensationalism.
What bugs me is that in every mention of these women's murders there is a need to tell us all over and over again that they were prostitutes. Why is that I wonder? If these woman had been of a different occupation would be repeatedly be told what it was? Perhaps but then again perhaps not...
Let's look past the fact that these women were prostitutes and remember that they were also someone's daughters or someones girlfriends or someones grandchild or someones sisters. Theres a human side to this story that is far more important than the fact these women sold sex. I hope the police have got their man...and hope he's put away for a long time..not for killing prostitutes but for killing women.