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Channel 5 programme re-ignites debate over who killed Suzy Lamplugh

Father of serial killer Steven Wright says he is still "troubled" by links between his son and the London estate agent, who disappeared in 1986 after attending a property viewing.

Nigel Lewis

A documentary on Channel 5 last night has reignited the debate over who killed 25-year-old estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, who vanished in 1986 after meeting a ‘Mr Kipper’ to view a property in Fulham, SW London.

Suzy was officially declared dead in 1994 although her remains have never been found.

During the programme ‘My Son The Serial Killer’ (see right) aired last night at 9pm, the father of convicted serial killer Steven Wright said he was “troubled” by pictures of his son with Suzy Lamplugh.

Steven worked with Suzy on the QE2 cruise ship during the 1980s but during the original police investigation into Suzy’s disappearance, he was ruled out.

But a diary entry made by a family member revealed that he was on shore leave in the UK on the day that Suzy disappeared.

Steven Wright, who was also known as the ‘Suffolk Strangler’, was convicted in 2007 of killing five prostitutes during a ten-day period in Ipswich the previous year.

His father, Conrad, who is now 81, says in the documentary that he still has “many questions” in his mind about the link between his son and Suzy (pictured, left) and has been asking himself ‘what if’ questions about her murder.

But in 1999 Scotland Yard said the person they thought most likely to have murdered Suzy Lamplugh is convicted rapist and killer John Cannan. He denied any involvement.

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust was set up in Suzy’s mother in 1986 to raise awareness about the safety of people working in the property industry and wider campaigns about personal safety including stalking, lone workers and personal alarms.

December 7, 2017

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