A British nurse arrested as part of an worldwide investigation into cannibalism has insisted his involvement was because of "fantasy" and his "stupid" online writing.
Dale Bolinger said he had written "stupid things" online because it was "funny", reports the Times.
The nurse told the newspaper:
None of this is real. It is all fantasy. I have spoken to the police and they are undertaking inquiries
It was my stupidity. Because of going online and saying stupid things and putting stupid things about, thinking that it was funny
The 57 year old is being investigated over alleged links to American policeman Gilberto Valle, who is on trial in the US accused of conspiring to kidnap, kill and eat six women he knew.