Saturday 16 December 2017

Severed human head found in quarry

Police have opened investigations
Police have opened investigations

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

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. They are yet to discover if the remains are from a man or woman.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman said: "We were called at about 3pm yesterday afternoon with reports of the discovery of a human head at a quarry in Mepal.

"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 Beds, Cambs and Herts 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 to undertake their investigations.

"At this point we cannot provide any further comments."

Detective Inspector Jerry Waite, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: "We are conducting enquiries both locally and across the county borders, and would urge anyone with information about the finding to contact us.

"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."

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