Gilberto Valle is believed to been searching for love on Facebook

A former New York police officer dubbed 'the cannibal cop' has reportedly had his profile taken down by after the dating site was inundated with complaints.

Gilberto Valle was found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap and kill women last March but later had his conviction overturned while awaiting his sentence in custody.

Judge Paul Gardephe, who acquitted Valle in July, ruled his online discussions about his intention to kill and cook his wife and friends amounted to "fantasy role-play".

According to New York Magazine, received a number of complaints about Valle's purported profile appearing on the site under the handle 'AmicableOne14', which listed cooking as one of his hobbies.

He described his ideal date as someone who could "appreciate the simple things and can make the best out of a situation.

"You're non-judgmental. You can generally see the good in people and you are kind and generous. You appreciate and laugh at bad jokes."

Despite not knowing how authentic it was, administrators have since deleted the profile.

A spokesperson for said: "We received a number of complaints about this profile, alerting us to its existence, and have removed it from our site."