Human head found in Cambridgeshire quarry

Block Fen near Mepal

Block Fen near Mepal

Police have found a human head in a quarry in Cambridgeshire.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called at about 3pm yesterday afternoon (Monday, May 16) with reports of the discovery of a human head at a quarry in Block Fen Drove, Mepal.

“Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are conducting enquiries, both locally and across the county borders.”

Police have not yet established whether the remains are male or female.

A spokesman said it was a head, not a skull, and that it was found by quarry workers during routine operations.

The head has been recovered by officers and it will soon be passed to the coroner for post mortem.

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 Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit (MCU), 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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