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Cannibal case nurse found guilty

A male NHS nurse with a cannibalism fetish has been found guilty of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl after sexually grooming her online and promising to behead and eat her.

Dale Bolinger, 58, bought an axe from a DIY store in Broadstairs, Kent, the day before he planned to meet the girl called "Eva".

Dale Bolinger was found guilty at Canterbury Crown Court. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Bolinger was found guilty of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following sexual grooming, after jurors at Canterbury Crown Court deliberated for three hours.

Judge Adele Williams adjourned sentencing to September 19 after asking for a psychiatric and a pre-sentence report to be prepared to "assess the level of risk the defendant poses to the public".