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Papers question killer's release

Pictures of Peter Bryan, the schizophrenic killer who ate the brains of one of his victims, are featured on many front pages on Wednesday.

The Sun demands: "Who let out the cannibal?", saying the release was a catastrophic failure for the mental health system.

The Times suggests that the system is secretive and should be reformed.

In the Daily Telegraph a doctor says that assessing a prisoner's mental state is never easy.

Abortion issue

The Independent ask its readers whether they agree with Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor's suggestion that abortion should be an election issue.

The Independent says it would be hard to imagine a more malign development than that a candidate should be judged on their attitude to abortion.

The Daily Telegraph says Labour is alarmed by the abortion debate, which has moved to the heart of the campaign.

The Sun asks readers to ponder another election issue - can the Tories win?

McCartney visit

Pictures of the McCartney sisters heading for the US appear in all the papers, with accounts of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams being snubbed.

The Guardian ponders on the fluctuating fortunes of politicians - contrasting Mr Adams' fall from grace with the clamour to meet the McCartney family.

Windsor Guildhall, where Prince Charles and Camilla are to tie the knot, is examined by several papers - and none think it is fit for the future king's marriage.

The Daily Express says it has all the charm of a dreary mausoleum.

The Financial Times provides its readers with a preview of the Budget.

Diana's death

However, the paper leads with the conviction on fraud charges of Bernie Ebbers, the chief executive of the telecommunications giant, WorldCom.

Interest in the death of Princess Diana has been reawakened by the release of Government papers written immediately after the 1997 crash.

The documents give conflicting accounts of the reason for Diana and her companion switching cars on the night.




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