Chinese takeaway worker Lian Chen in hiding after cannibal plot arrest in Canterbury
Lian Chen, who works at
Chop Chop Chinese takeaway in Canterbury
A Chinese takeaway worker from Canterbury is in hiding and said
to be fearing for her life after being linked to an alleged
Lian Chen, who regularly served suspect Dale Bolinger at Chop
Chop in the city, told how she is scared she will be "killed and
Bolinger, 57, was arrested at his home in Canterbury over an
alleged email exchange with a policeman on trial in New York on
The nurse, who has been suspended by East Kent Hospitals
University NHS, was released on bail and denies the allegations
"I'm not going through any alleyways or in darkness or anything. I will also make sure someone is with me...” – takeaway worker Lian Chen
He was held at his house in Davidson Road together with his
30-year-old son after a tip-off from police in the US investigating
alleged "cannibal cop" Gilberto Valle, who claimed to have eaten
It is understood Bolinger, who is a father of two grown-up
children, is suspected of using the name Moody Blues on the
internet and communicating by email with Valle.
Court documents in the US are said to contain details of alleged
conversations between Valle and Moody Blues, in which he described
a woman he named as "Lian", and added "very cute Chinese accent...
I’ve got so many plans for her! I’ll just snap her neck."
Lian, who works at the St Dunstan's Street takeaway, has now
said she is too frightened to go out alone after the emails were
She told The Sun: "I try to not go out. I'm hiding in the
bedroom. I'm not going through any alleyways or in darkness or
anything. I will also make sure someone is with me.
"I’m a nice person and I thought all the people are nice. I feel
a bit sick. I’m really terrified. My hands are shaking."
Male nurse Dale Bolinger,
from Canterbury, was released on police bail after been arrested
over an international cannibal plot
The court in New York heard Valle’s British contact, who used
the aliases MeatMarketMan and Moody Blues, urged him to eat his
victims alive, saying: "I think of it as eating her to death."
Moody Blues wrote: "The meat isn’t quite like pork, but very
meaty… I’ve eaten a black woman and a white person."
He is said to have claimed to have a recipe for "haggis" using
human lungs and stomach, and said feet were "a favourite"
New York policeman Valle, 28, who is said to have met Moody
Blues through an extreme sexual fetish website, said he was "dying
to taste some girl meat".
Valle’s British contact allegedly communicated with him
throughout last summer, when they discussed the best way to kill,
cook and eat a woman.
Moody Blues talked about flying to New York to help Valle,
saying he had anaesthetic gas which could be used to render the
victim unconscious and a meat cleaver, though he was worried about
being caught trying to enter the US with them.
Police arrested Dale
Bolinger at this house in Davidson Road, Canterbury
During one chat Moody Blues made reference to the Yorkshire
Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, as he offered advice on who to kidnap and
how to avoid detection.
It is said all of the alleged boasts were fantasy and none of
the actions were carried out.
A Kent Police spokesman said: "Two men aged 57 and 30 from the
Canterbury area were arrested on Feb 21 for conspiracy offences,
grooming and the possession of child abuse images. The two men are
currently on police bail while inquiries continue.
"Kent Police have been in touch with law enforcement authorities
in the United States in relation to this investigation."
Valle, who discussed killing his wife and other female
acquaintances, did not kidnap or injure any women, and he claims he
was only fantasising on the internet and had no intention of going
ahead with the things he was discussing.
He denies charges of conspiracy to kidnap and improper use of a
federal database system, after he allegedly used a police computer
to research potential "victims".
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