Well, according to our old Polonia-phobic friend, the UK Daily Mail, someone from Poland is the main suspect.
Under the headline Strangler police hunt BMW Pole, the Mail reports that Suffolk police are looking for a BMW driving ‘Eastern European’ who works on a farm near where the body of one of the murdered women was found.
One of the murder’s 5 victims (and maybe now a sixth - this story gets nastier everyday), Anneli Alderton, was last seen getting into a BMW.
A witness spoke to the Daily Mail anonymously:
"I noticed the [Eastern European’s] BMW parked on a dirt track and because it matched the description of the car the police were looking for and because it was so close to where the bodies were found, I tried to find out who it belonged to.
"I spoke to someone who knows the owner of the car and he isn't around at the moment.
"I phoned the police and a forensic team was sent down to examine the car. It might just be a coincidence but it was too obvious to ignore."
Last night the BMW was no longer parked on the track and there was no-one at the man's home, where the lights had been left on all day.
Not really much to go on here and the British media is rife with speculation at a time when police are sensibly keeping what evidence they have under raps.
The Daily Mail has been leading a (successful) campaign (here or here or here) against Romanian and Bulgarians being allowed to work in Britain when they join the EU in a few weeks time. They have been doing this by printing all sorts of negative stories about the catastrophic effect of having so many Poles and others from CEE in Britain.
Call me a cynic but isn’t it a bit strange that this ‘exclusive’ report pinning the blame on a Pole just happens to brake in the Mail?
And do I get the impression the Daily Mail, which has led the eastern European scare campaign in Britain, would love it if the apparent serial killer just happened to come from one of the countries that they see has been ‘swamping’ their green and pleasant land with immigrants?
Turning murder into reality TV, Spiked