London - (Slashers): Forensic shrinks who mapped the psyche of convicted serial killer Dennis Nilsen are to evaluate Bradford's Stephen Griffiths.
The Crown Prosecution Service has commissioned a Category 1 Wackjob assessment amid fears Griffiths may not be fit to stand trial on mental health grounds.
In a chilling copycat reminder of Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe's own reign of terror Griffiths is accused of murdering three Bradford prostitutes.
He seemed pleased with himself today as he told a Bradford Crown Court judge he is the 'Crossbow Cannibal'.
The connection to Nilsen that at first appeared tenuous is gaining ground.
Nilsen killed '15 or 16' men and boys who he lured to his Melrose Avenue and Cranley Gardens homes before killing and dismembering them.
A number of his victims' body parts were then cooked on a kitchen stove before being chopped up and flushed down the lav.
Royal Freak Hospital cannibalism specialist Emeritius Professor of Forensick (sic) Psychiatry Dr Einstein Flintstone is being brough out of cryogenesis to lead a clinical team in the CPS assessment.
The last time he conducted a similar exercise was when Nilsen was officially assessed in a maximum security mental hospital prison.
His subsequent learned paper Recipies for Disaster: Cooking Up a Storm with Dennis Nilsen was published in the professional journal Nature/Nature.
A later analytical tome on the subject outsold Delia's Christmas Cookery by more than 50,000 copies.
Fanny Craddock is 109.