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Stephen Griffiths: Mike Tindall And Police Fail And Prostitutes Don’t Matter

by | 22nd, December 2010

STEPHEN Griffiths : The so-called Crossbow Cannibal has been jailed for life. He will die in jail. The papers round-up the story of a man who murdered three women.

The story begins in June 2009. Susan Rushworth goes missing. She works as prostitute. She has epilepsy. She is addicted to heroin. Police say she is “high-risk”. High risk of what? Is she high risk of committing a crime? The police are not social workers they are thief takers.

The Story:

On April 28, Shelley Armitage, was reported missing. she worked in Bradford’s red light area. She was a prostitute. She had not been seen since April 26.

On May 22, caretaker Peter Gee, the caretaker at the Holmfield Court flats in Bradford, where Griffiths lives at number 33, sees the killer firing a crossbow bolt into Suzanne Blamires’ head. She has been reported missing. She also worked as a prostitute. Griffiths raises a finger to the camera.

Says Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Brennan:

“I think we would have been knocking on Griffiths’s door. but he wasn’t one of the first people we approached… There was no intelligence linking Griffiths to sex workers but, eventually, I think we would have found him a long way into our inquiry because of his previous conviction.”

Yeah, eventually. The Indy tells us:

The former public school boy even told one probation officer that his murder career would begin “in his early 30s”.

Here’s what the Express says about the killer who killed on camera:

CRAZED Stephen Griffiths was set free to kill after being branded a “sadistic schizoid psychopath” who was a “highly dangerous man” ¬during an in-depth psychiatric assessment, it emerged last night. Medics at Rampton Secure ¬Hospital decided that although Griffiths posed “a serious danger to others” he was “untreatable” because he was not mentally ill.

The Mail (front page) : “WHY DID NO ONE STOP THE CROSSBOW CANNIBAL?”

This is an easy question to answer: because the victims are women – women who work the streets and who are made vulnerable by a law that means prostitutes are criminals.

The Express lists the names of a few more women who have gone missing:

Yvonne Fitt , 33 a single mother working as a prostitute whose remains were found in a shallow grave outside Otley, West Yorkshire in 2002.

Rebecca “Becky” Hall , 19 body found in an alleyway behind a Bradford car park in April 2001.

Michaela Hague , 25 killed in a Sheffield car park in 2001.

Dawn Shields , 19 Her remains were found buried at Mam Tor in Derbyshire back in 1994.

No-one has been arrested for their deaths.

The Sun (front page) : “CROSSBOW CANNIBAL: I’VE KILLED LOADS MORE”

This is a boast by a man who know his moment in the news has come. But the shock is not in that he might have killed more women it is that we find it easy to believe he killed more women.

Howe many?

The Star (front page): “CANNIBAL KILLER ATE 9 GIRLS”

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