Gay cannibal chef gets life sentence

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A chef who murdered his lover and ate part of his flesh was a violent drunk with a history of aggressive behaviour.

Anthony Morley once attacked a former boyfriend with a meat cleaver before threatening ambulance staff with an air rifle.

On another occasion he told a man he could kill him with his bare hands.

The 36-year-old was jailed for life, with a minimum term of 30 years, at Leeds Crown Court after being convicted of murdering Damian Oldfield.

At the centre of Morley’s destructive anger lay confusion over his sexuality, the court heard.

Since his first homosexual relationship when he was a teenager, Morley, of Bexley Place, Leeds, did not know whether he was gay, straight or bisexual.

And this frustration was said to have contributed to the “cold-blooded, savagely executed murder” of 33-year-old Mr Oldfield in Morley’s bedroom in April.

Morley grew up in Leeds and had dreams of becoming a dancer.

In 1993 he entered the first Mr Gay UK competition, winning the title, £1,000 and a holiday to Gran Canaria.

However, Morley claimed he was not gay when he won the contest and actually had a steady girlfriend at the time.

But he did admit to “adventuring” into ideas of relationships with men and was said to have had a relationship with an older man when he was a teenager.

Read the full story from the BBC.


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