Disgraced former serial killer, Ian Moore, has been struck off the Psychopath Register after admitting to a catalogue of errors stretching back nearly twenty years.
Moore, who qualified as a serial killer after a six week reign of terror in the West Midlands in 1985 and who was once described in the media as "The Beast of Birmingham," was today described as "breathtakingly incompetent" by a tribunal of the General Council of Assassins, Serial Killers and Assorted Sociopaths.
An investigation was launched into Mr. Moore following a report made by Jack Farrell, an accomplice in a straightforward ritualistic murder attempt in 2010. "It was a really easy one," said Mr. Farrell, who gave evidence to the tribunal. "I was just keeping a lookout for him while he tried to torture a heroin-addicted, homeless prostitute to death. It should have been as easy as shooting bound and gagged teenagers in a barrel, but she was able to fight him off, then kick him in the balls and steal all his money."
This report led to the Council launching a full investigation into Mr. Moore's practice, resulting in charges of incompetence and bringing the profession into disrepute. Amongst the "litany of failings" uncovered by the tribunal were an inability to successfully abduct victims, a poorly constructed and easily escapable dungeon in his basement and improper storage of his collection of knives, which were also deemed to breach professional regulations regarding sharpness.
"Your cavalier attitude to the serious work of serial killing was nothing short of astonishing," said Dr H Lecter, chairman of the tribunal. "On the rare occasions when you did actually manage to successfully abduct and murder someone, you failed to properly dismember and dispose of the body in accordance with professional guidelines. The public have a reasonable expectation that serial killers perform their duties to a high standard, and you have repeatedly and consistently failed to meet this standard."
In addition to being struck off, Mr. Moore was ordered to pay £1,000 costs and was banned from having any of his murders adapted for film or television for a period of ten years.