A Dorset village is reeling from the discovery that their trusted parish priest is a cannibal.
The ravenous Reverend Richards polished off 7 members of sleepy settlement Drimpton, all regulars at the local church, before his arrest on Sunday.
Parishioners became suspicious when eagled eyed OAP Edith Spoon noticed a bloody sinew stuck to the vicar's collar, just days after the mysterious disappearance of 72 year old Frank Webber.
Later that afternoon, Mrs Spoon (68) paid the vicar a surprise visit and caught him gnawing on the remains of Mr Webber's thigh.
"It was a shock" says the plucky pensioner "but I'm glad we've got the disgusting devil and I hope he rots in jail".