[lit-ideas] Boys 'used for human sacrifice'

  • From: Eric Yost <Mr.Eric.Yost@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 18:03:01 -0400


Boys 'used for human sacrifice'


[Computer generated image of a boy given the name Adam whose torso was 
found floating the Thames]

'Adam' is believed to have been killed in a ritualistic murder
Children are being trafficked into the UK from Africa and used for human 
sacrifices, a confidential report for the Metropolitan Police suggests.


Children are being beaten and even murdered after being labelled as 
witches by pastors, the report leaked to BBC Radio 4's Today programme said.

Police face a "wall of silence" in investigations because of fear and 
mistrust among the groups involved.

It follows the case of a girl tortured by her guardians for being a witch.

Three people, including the girl's aunt, were convicted of trying to 
"beat the devil out of" the un-named 10-year-old - originally from Angola.

The report was commissioned by the Met after the death of Victoria 
Climbie in February 2000 and because of concerns over so-called faith 

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