Monday 16 July 2018

PSNI say no evidence found after report child 'discovered human head'

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Police searches following the report that a human head was found on wasteland in Belfast have uncovered nothing, officers have said.

The PSNI combed parts of wasteland off the Ballygomartin Road in the west of the city on Wednesday.

It is understood a report was made to police on Wednesday of the discovery being uncovered by children playing in the area.

The area was sealed off and part of the road closed for a period.

In a statement police said: "Police in Belfast have conducted an extensive search of wasteland in the Ballygomartin Road area after receiving reports today from a member of the public that a bag containing possible remains had been seen there over the weekend.

"The search has now concluded and nothing has been found.

"While nothing untoward has been found on this occasion, I would like to encourage members of the public to continue reporting anything they feel is suspicious to police.”

Belfast Telegraph

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