A tiny French village has been rocked by the news that its recently elected mayor has been castrated and killed by a jealous love rival who accused him of having an affair with his wife.
Well, who can blame a man for getting upset when the mayor is showing his wife the ins and outs of local government.
The barbaric killing of Dominque Leboucher, 55, has been greeted with horror in the small Normandy village of Bretteville-le-Rabet, 10 miles south of Caen.
Mr Leboucher’s mutilated body was found lying in a pool of blood at his home close to the town hall, where he had been based since being elected mayor in March this year.
Isn’t Len Brown lucky that Luigi Wewege wasn’t that jealous over Bevan Chuang being used as a Ngati Whatua meeting table polishing cloth?
Mr Leboucher is said to have been having an affair with the wife of another villager, who got hold of a knife and attacked the mayor at his home.
The murderer then ran into a nearby field and committed suicide, a source close to the criminal enquiry said.
Mr Leboucher first worked in insurance sales before becoming a councillor in 2001.
He took up the post of deputy mayor of Bretteville-le-Rabet in 2008, and was became mayor himself in municipal elections in March.
His election slogan had been: ‘For a happy village to live in, where everybody feels good.’
Just like Len.
He’s here to ‘serve’ all of us.
One thing you do have to admire him for: you wouldn’t find Len doing any Asian bashing.