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Manhunt in Germany after suspect kills boy and brags about it on video

suspect pic Image copyright Bochum Police
Image caption Police have released this photograph of the suspect

A manhunt is under way in Germany after a man allegedly stabbed a nine-year-old neighbour to death and uploaded a video boasting of his deed to the dark web.

Another user in the dark web - a hidden part of the internet where guns, drugs and child abuse images are traded - alerted police, a spokesperson said.

The boy's body was subsequently found in the cellar of a house in Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Police say the 19-year-old suspect may be armed.

Searches are being carried out in towns near Herne, which lies in the Ruhr area, a heavily industrialised region.

Reports say the suspect, who is on the run, is a martial arts enthusiast.

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