A Typical Snipe Hunt
Taken from the Daily Courant . . .
Type: Published, Tabloid
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Public Response: Minor
Media Coverage: Sparse
According to some locals of London's East End, a certain reptillian terror may be responsible for some of the late night attacks reported near the River Lee area. There have been three known attacks on local residents by an unknown assailant in the area, all of which required minor medical attention with no hint at significant wounding. The only recurring theme has been a series of bite and claw marks on the victims (all of which report no memory of the event in question.) All three victims were found in the vicinity of the River Lee or subsequent sewer accesses. Credible evidence and eyewitnesses are few and far between, leading many to write off sightings as nothing more than the fancies of a restless populace plagued by an usual rise in vermin in this district.
Update: January 16, 1771
A tragic turn in the otherwise inaccuous case of the attacks in the River Lee area. On Tuesday the fifteenth, the body of Niles Haman was found near a local merchant's stall. Haman, a Water Authority representative, appears to have suffered grevious wounds similar to previous the attacks in the area. The stall's owner was nowhere to be found and no witnesses have stepped forth at this time.
Update: January 17, 1771
The creature responsible for the attacks in the River Lee area was captured this morning but not before adding one more to its deadly rampage. Father Joseph Abner was found inside St. Catherine's church, clearly done in by the beast. The actual assailant, an Egyptian Crocodile was put down at the scene of the crime in a daring attack by local law enforcement. Officials speculate the beast somehow made it into the area from one of the many merchant ships making use of the wharfs found in the East End.