Human head discovery: Police search village near Rushden

Searches are being carried out in a village near Rushden in relation to the discovery of a human head at a quarry in Cambridgeshire.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 1:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 2:35 pm
The quarry in Mepal, Cambridgeshire, where a human head has been found

An investigation was launched after the discovery of a human head at a quarry in Mepal, Cambridgeshire, at about 3pm yesterday.

Following the discovery, searches are now being carried out at a site in Sharnbook, a village on the Northamptonshire border near Rushden, as police believe this could be where the remains have come from.

Detective Inspector Jerry Waite, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts 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.

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“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 Mill Road, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, as we believe this is where the remains may have come from.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.