LONDON: 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 yesterday.
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 said two men aged 30 and 57 from the Canterbury area had been arrested on February 21 for conspiracy offences and possession of child abuse images. The spokesman said the two men had been released on police bail while enquiries continue.
According to prosecutors at his trial in a Manhattan federal court, Valle made elaborate plans to drug and carry off women, who would then be roasted on spits or put in ovens and eaten. No women were harmed by Valle.