Two killers are said to be on the loose and hiding out in the Aussie jungle a stone's throw away from the stars
The I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here campmates might be too busy arguing over beds and who stinks the most to realise, but security around the show has been stepped up as police hunt a murderer in the area. Yes, really!
The burley Bruces (otherwise know as security guards) have been put on high alert after a local man, Mark Spencer, 37, was bludgeoned to death with a tennis racquet on the patio of his home in Coomer – just five miles away from where I’m a Celebrity… is filmed.
The murder took place on 1 October and New South Wales police have confirmed that they are no closer to finding his killer more than seven weeks on. Locals have claimed they think he is hiding in the very same jungle as stars such as Kendra Wilkinson, Melanie Sykes and Jake Quickenden.
Apart from a bloodied, broken tennis racquet the only lead the police have is a black Ford Falcon which they are hunting the Gold Coast for as they think the attacker drove off in it.
Two weeks ago detectives released CCTV footage of a dark-coloured 2008 or 2009 Ford Falcon sedan spotted near Mr Spencer’s home on the night he was killed.
But, that’s not the only scary thing. In an unrelated incident a woman was found dead in ‘suspicious circumstances’ just ten minutes away from where the I’m A Celebrity contestants are staying.
The body of Lynette Jones, 52, was found in a street of the neighbouring town of Murwillumbah two weeks ago.
Her death has been described as ‘suspicious’ by police who are awaiting the results of a coroner’s report.
An ITV spokesman said safety of the celebrities was ‘a priority’, adding: ‘We have a security team on site. The safety and security of our celebrities and crew is of the utmost importance.’
Ekkk, scary stuff!