"Any existing stocks of this game held by retailers must be removed from the shelves immediately."
Fears that the game "Manhunt" may have influenced the murder of a UK teenager earlier this year have prompted Australia to ban the game
, it has been revealed. Parents of murdered 14-year-old Stefan Pakeerah claimed the game had influenced their son's killer, 17-year-old Warren Leblanc. This prompted UK retailers Dixons and Game to pull the title from their shelves.
The reader can make their own mind up as to whether this game is responsible for anyone being killed. However, its interesting to note that Leicester police, who investigated the murder, had this to say:
"[We have] ruled out the game as an influence on the murder, which is believed to have been motivated by Leblanc's need to obtain money to pay back a drug-related debt."