in deutsch: ein arbeiter in england baut sich eine guillotine in sein bett und lässt sich durch eine weckeinrichtung morgens köpfen.
Cops clueless after man beheads himself
January 17 2003 at 07:34PM
London - No one knows why builder Boyd Taylor chose to kill himself with what police described as a homemade guillotine, or why the 36-year-old man attached a timer to the device, then set it to kill him in the early hours of Monday morning.
"This is a very unusual case," said a spokesperson for the Northumbria police on Thursday. "There is no indication yet of what made him do this."
Northumbria police said the death was not considered criminally suspicious, and they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.
Police said Taylor had rigged up a timer to the device and apparently set it to kill him early Monday. They would not comment on widespread news reports that Taylor had rigged up a bed under the guillotine, but confirmed the device had been found in a bedroom.
Neighbours had little information about the Taylors, who they said worked together in the construction business.
"They kept themselves to themselves, and I have only seen them a few times, even though I have lived here for six years," said John Purdy, who lived nearby. - Sapa-AP