Ritual Killing Archive

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Liberia ritual killings warning

The leader of Liberia’s transitional government, Gyude Bryant, has promised to use the death penalty against anyone found guilty of sacrificial killings. During an address on state radio Mr Bryant said people were killing in the belief it would make …

Met calms fears of child killings

Allegations that African boys were being trafficked into Britain for slaughter during macabre church services were largely discredited by Scotland Yard last night. A report commissioned by the police and leaked to the BBC included claims of abuse by clerics …

Man questioned over killing

Detectives hunting those responsible for dumping the torso of a young boy in the Thames are questioning a man in connection with the murder. The unknown black African boy, named Adam by police, was found floating in the river near …

Voodoo fear over canal body

Detectives are today investigating whether a young woman whose torso was found floating in a London canal was the victim of a voodoostyle ritual killing. The dismembered body, stuffed in a suitcase, was discovered by teenagers playing by the Regent’s …