I went to school with the alleged serial killer
I had heard about the awful murders of three women in Bradford on the news, but I had not though to pay it too much notice.
However, it was brought to my attention that the alliterative Crossbow Cannibal's:
enthusiasm for knowledge helped to earn him a place at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield, a prestigious independent school which boasts that it 'exists to nurture respect, responsibility and the achievement of excellence
The school confirmed yesterday that Griffiths attended for three years until 1986, making him a few months short of his 17th birthday when he left. (PhD student Stephen Griffiths tells court his name is 'crossbow cannibal' - Mail Online)
Also "Crossbow cannibal" appears in court - Wakefield Express
So, basically I went to school with a serial killer! Allegedly.
Stephen (then known by middle name Shawn) Griffiths, aged 13.
There were some more reports in the papers over the weekend.
- Grinning shyly at his mother's side, the boy who now calls himself the Crossbow Cannibal - Mail Online
- Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express - UK News :: I haven't seen Stephen Griffiths for 10 years, says father
- Ex-girlfriend of Crossbow Cannibal tells of her horror decade of beatings and abuse. - News Of The World
- 'Crossbow Cannibal' killer's mum is missing - mirror.co.uk
- 'Crossbow Cannibal's mum speaks out - Dewsbury Reporter
- Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Crossbow Cannibal probe: Ã¢â¬ËlinksÃ¢â¬â¢ to 69 vice killings
- Twisted revenge of spurned 'cannibal' - News Of The World