Severed head discovery prompts search of construction site

UK police are searching a construction site in Bedfordshire, England after the discovery of a severed human head.

Post-mortem examinations are taking place today on the head, which was discovered 40 miles from the construction site, at a quarry at Mepal, Cambridgeshire.

Police believe the head, discovered by a quarry worker on Monday (16 May), was transported to the quarry from the construction site at Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.

Local media report that the construction site at Sharnbrook is owned by the UK’s state-owned rail infrastructure company, Network Rail.

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."

DI Waite added: "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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  1. How’s NEC going to deal with this one?

  2. Someone moved the head from the construction site to a quarry? What a macabre thing to do! They’ll end up in big trouble for that!

    The other thing is I bet there will be a Prohibition Notice on the site for far longer than there would have been had the head just been reported to the Police! Two times an idiot!

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