Human remains found at recycling plant in England

Body parts may have come from collection in Wiltshire town some 72km away, police say

Police have cordoned off the site at Avonmouth, Bristol, where workers made the discovery of male body parts yesterday.  File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Police have cordoned off the site at Avonmouth, Bristol, where workers made the discovery of male body parts yesterday. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Sat, Aug 2, 2014, 13:04

Human remains have been discovered at a recycling plant in England.

Police have cordoned off the site at Avonmouth, Bristol, where workers made the discovery of male body parts yesterday.

The remains may have got there after being placed in with a recycling collection, police have said.

Specialist officers are carrying out investigations at the site.

Police are now focusing their inquiries on Swindon after it is believed the body parts may have come from a recycling collection in the Wiltshire town, about 72km away along the M4.

Senior investigating officer Gareth Bevan, said: “Police enquiries so far suggest the body was transported with commercial recycling waste collected in Swindon and therefore the focus of the investigation will be in that area.

“The investigation is at an early stage and we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances leading to this man’s death.”

Police said they were called to the scene at around 11am yesterday. Employees at the site were concerned at what they thought were remains at one of the units. Officers cordoned the site off.

Police confirmed the remains are believed to be male, but that it was too early to say how long the body parts had been dismembered.

The victim has yet to be identified, police said.

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