(Mirror) – Police have launched an investigation after a bag of human bones were found in a river.
Officers were called to the River Stour in Sudbury, Suffolk at 4.35pm on Thursday after the discovery and believe the bags contain human remains.
Police say a shopping trolley may have been used to move the bags.
The area – a popular walk with locals and visitors – has been sealed off while the investigation continues.
This morning the area between Meadow Gates and Croft Bridge is still sealed off and detectives are urging anyone who has seen the bags in the river or knows how they came to be in the water – or who uses the popular walk – to come forward with any information.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity close to the river and believe a dumped supermarket shopping trolley found on the same stretch of water may have been used to carry the bags.
A Suffolk Police spokesperson said: “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 who has any knowledge of the incident is asked to contact Suffolk police, quoting reference: 37/49998/20.”