As the net tightens on the serial killer, who has brutally ended several promising acting careers, police are confident they know his targets, his modus operandi and have even given them a name.
Dubbed 'The BBC Casting Director' he or she lures promising American actors to England, on the pretext of making a challenging drama. All the killer's efforts so far have been concentrated on actors from the American drama serial The Wire. Once their confidence has been won, the actors are then horrifically suffocated with a deathly script, in a process so awful there are few people on earth that can watch it. Even hardened agents have been reduced to tears. Then the killer looks for their next victim.
So far, the death toll has included what's his name, that bloke who played McNulty. Then another body was found, this time, it was the black guy who played the drug dealer. Last week, a third corpse was uncovered, thought to belong to that bloke who played Mayor Carcetti, whose death is thought to have taken place on the site of yet another appalling british crime thriller.
'We know how the killer works, and who the targets are, and we're pretty confident we can catch them before they kill again,' said a spokesman for Scotland Yard's new Operation Wire. 'But in the meantime, we'd advise the bloke who played Omar not to answer the phone, any time soon.'