Saturday, November 09, 2002


Human flesh 'on sale in London'
Police probe link between African magic and butchered remains of 5-year-old boy
Antony Barnett, Paul Harris and Tony Thompson

Detectives hunting the killers behind the 'Torso in the Thames' child murder are investigating the illegal bushmeat trade after allegations that human flesh is being offered for sale in London.

Police believe that the murdered five-year-old, whom they have called Adam, was the victim of a ritualistic killing linked to a West African form of voodoo-like religion. Officers suspect that gangs illegally importing exotic meat, such as chimpanzee and bush rat from West Africa, are involved in trading in substances used in African witchcraft that may include human body parts....