Wednesday 7 December 2016

Horrific find as worker discovers severed head

Dean Gray in London

Published 18/05/2016 | 02:30

A police vehicle enters Block Fen Quarry at Mepal, near Ely, in Cambridgeshire, where a severed head was discovered Monday. Photo: PA
A police vehicle enters Block Fen Quarry at Mepal, near Ely, in Cambridgeshire, where a severed head was discovered Monday. Photo: PA

A severed human head has been found in a quarry in Cambridgeshire in England.

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Police said a worker at the site in Mepal, near Ely, made the horrifying discovery on Monday afternoon and officers from the region's major crime unit have launched an investigation.

Police are trying to establish how long the remains had been there.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman said: "Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are conducting enquiries, both locally and across the county borders."

Detective Inspector Jerry Waite, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (MCU), said: "At this stage we do not know if the head is male or female, however we have got officers carrying out searches at a site in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, as we believe this is where the remains may have come from."

A spokesman for Mick George Ltd, the company that runs the quarry, said: "We are working closely with the police and providing them with all the information they need."

It is understood the site in Bedfordshire being examined by police is owned by train company Network Rail and is currently at the centre of a building project. It is unclear how the head was trasported from the site to the quarry, which is more than 50km away.

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