SOCIOLOGISTS and police have gathered together at Europol's headquarters in the Hague, to share intelligence on a number of killings across Europe that appear to have been ritualistic in nature; these include the "Adam" case, where the savagely dismembered torso of a boy about five years old, was found in the Thames last September.

As a result, the Scotland Yard investigation into the murder is now being conducted on a Europe-wide basis following the conference staged by the European police agency. Academic experts in ritualistic or ...

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