Suffolk police have launched an investigation following a shocking discovery of bags of bones which had been dumped in a river.
The officers said that they were called on Thursday afternoon after the discovery in the River Stour between Meadow Gates and Croft Bridge in Sudbury. Investigations are underway and the police cordoned the place where the discovery was made.
Another cordon had been put in place, though the police spokesperson did not mention where exactly.
It still hasn`t been established whether the bones found near a submerged shopping trolley had been deposited there recently.
Rob Jones, the assistant chief constable, said: “It is very concerning when something like this is found. And in the early stages, we have to keep a very open mind about what we have, and about the circumstances.
“As we get the scientific information back, and as witnesses hopefully come forward, we build up a picture of what’s happened, and we’re able to direct our inquiries based on that information.”
According to Mr Jones, the remains were found by a wildlife ranger who had conducted the police soon after making the discovery.
Jones added: “These kinds of incidents are extremely worrying for anyone with families of missing people. We have a Home Office post-mortem, which will look into that and help us ascertain what we have.
“At this stage, we’re certainly treating them as most likely to be human remains.”
Detectives have pleaded with the public that anyone who had seen the bags and how they had been dumbed there to conduct them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.