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Second arrest in UK murder probe

AFP , IPSWICH, UNITED KINGDOM

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of the murders of five prostitutes in the eastern English town of Ipswich, police said yesterday.

The 48-year-old man was arrested in Ipswich early yesterday, a day after a 37-year-old man was detained in a village outside the eastern port town, Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull said.

The arrest came after police found the bodies of five prostitutes within 10 days.

"A 48-year-old man man was arrested at his home address in Ipswich at approximately 5am this morning," Gull said.

"He has been arrested on suspicion of murdering all five women," he added.

The second suspect was arrested near the red light district in the center of Ipswich, Sky News said.

Detectives have already been given an extra 12 hours to question a 37-year-old man arrested on Monday in the high-profile probe.

The first suspect, identified by media reports as local supermarket worker Tom Stephens, was arrested at his home in Trimley, a few kilometers outside of Ipswich.

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