A major search and recovery operation began when a young woman's remains were recovered in the River Aire in May 2010. Police had been investigating the disappearance of Shelley Armitage and Susan Rushworth who had gone missing in 2009; but the remains belonged to Suzanne Blamires and were to unravel a gruesome and horrifying chain of events. 40-year-old PhD student Stephen Griffiths was arrested by West Yorkshire Police after CCTV footage of him attacking Ms Blamires at his block of flats was discovered by a caretaker at the complex. She was shot with a crossbow. Once arrested Griffiths told Police: qI've killed a lot more than Suzanne Blamires -- I've killed loads.q Adding gruesomely that he had qeaten some of herq. Griffiths possessed disturbing video recordings and images in his flat and police found blood from both Ms Armitage and Ms Rushworth linking them to Griffiths. Having admitted to murdering Suzanne Blamires, 36, Shelley Armitage, 31, and 43-year-old Susan Rushworth, who worked as prostitutes in the Bradford area, Griffiths, who called himself the Crossbow Cannibal was jailed for life for their qwicked and monstrousq murders. This is the full story of the man known as the 'Crossbow Cannibal', whose chillingly evil actions brought terror to the streets of Bradford.... his Myspace page, whether they were of him as a young man or in full bare- chested Ven Pariah mode. As the serial killer in action, he must have got a massive buzz out of raising his weapon to the camera and giving his one- fingered salute.
|Title||:||The Crossbow Cannibal|
|Publisher||:||John Blake Publishing - 2011-03-07|