Bags of ‘human remains’ found in UK river as investigation launched

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Bags of suspected human remains has been discovered in a UK river.

The grisly find was pulled from the River Stour in Sudbury, Suffolk, shortly after 4.35pm yesterday along with a submerged trolley.

Officers believe the bags contain human remains and have placed a cordon in the area near Croft Bridge.

Suffolk Police are urging anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity, or anyone who knows how the bags ended up in the water or uses the route regularly, to come forward.

Officers added that they would alternatively like to speak to anyone who saw the bags in the river and knows how they came to be in the water.

They also said they would like to speak to someone who uses the route regularly.

A statement read: "Police are investigating after bags containing bones were discovered in a river in Sudbury.

"Officers were called shortly after 4.35pm yesterday, Thursday 27 August, following the discovery in the river near Meadow Gates and Croft Bridge.

"Police believe the bags contain human remains. A cordon remains in place while the investigation continues.

"Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity close to the river, where a submerged shopping trolley and the bags containing the bones were discovered nearby.

"Alternatively, anyone who has seen the bags in the river or knows how they came to be in the water or who uses the route regularly is asked to come forward with any relevant information."

Anyone with any information or knowledge of the incident is asked to contact Suffolk police or call 101, quoting reference: 37/49998/20.

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