Two held in Britain over New York 'cannibal' cop case
LONDON (AFP) - Two men have been arrested in Britain in connection with the ongoing case of a New York policeman accused of plotting to kidnap and eat women in the US, police said Saturday.
Gilberto Valle, 28, an officer of six years' service in the New York Police Department, is charged with conspiracy to kidnap and illegally accessing police criminal databases to research potential victims.
A spokesman for police in the county of Kent, south-east England, said two men aged 30 and 57 from the Canterbury area had been arrested on Feb 21 for conspiracy offences, grooming and possession of child abuse images.
"Kent Police has been in contact with US law enforcement agencies in relation to this investigation," the spokesman said in a statement.