Torso Suspect ‘May Be Deported’

Sky News (England), Sep. 13, 2002

A row has broken out between the police and the Home Office over a suspect in the

The woman – held at a detention centre near Heathrow Airport – is the only person to be arrested in the investigation which has lasted almost a year.

The 31-year-old Nigerian has been questioned twice by police and was released this week on bail pending continuing investigations.

However, the Immigration Service is planning to deport her, possibly as early as this weekend and detectives are furious.

It is believed the crisis has been brought to the attention of Home Secretary David Blunkett who is being pressed to block the deportation of the suspect.

The torso of the young African boy was discovered in the Thames near Tower Bridge in London a year ago.

No clues
With no clues to his identity and no-one reporting him missing, it has proved a difficult case for police.

The investigation has taken Scotland Yard detectives around the world.

In South Africa, they consulted the occult crimes unit, spoke to a witch doctor and visited a market where animal body parts were on sale.

Also, the former South African president Nelson Mandela made an appeal for information to all Africans.

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