A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after being found carrying a human torso in a suitcase'.
A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after being found carrying a human torso in a suitcase'.

Pair found carrying a human torso in a suitcase

A man and woman have been arrested after they were 'found carrying a human torso in a suitcase'.

Police have now launched a murder probe, with reports other body parts have been found near the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England, according to The Sun.

It is understood the pair - a woman in her twenties from Birmingham and a man in his thirties from Wolverhampton - had been walking along a road near Coleford in Gloucestershire, when a passing police officer became suspicious of them and stopped to ask what was in the case.

Police sealed off a large area of the Forest of Dean yesterday.

The police search is centred around the Stowfield Quarry and surrounding area.

There was a large police presence in the area yesterday with roads to the scene all closed and a police helicopter hovering overhead.

"Due to an ongoing police investigation road closures and scene guards are in place on the A4136 between Monmouth and Coleford," a police spokesman said yesterday.

"Shortly after 11.30pm last night, Tuesday 12 May, officers discovered suspected human remains.

"Cordons are likely to remain in place for the rest of the day while inquiries continue to establish what has taken place and further forensic tests are being carried out on the remains.

"A woman from Birmingham aged in her 20s and a man from Wolverhampton aged in his 30s have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation and remain in police custody today, Wednesday 13 May."

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission.

Originally published as Pair 'found with human torso'



Driver, 70, seriously hurt in car crash

Premium Content Driver, 70, seriously hurt in car crash

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flew the man to Gold Coast

Local businesses get set for QLD customer boom

Premium Content Local businesses get set for QLD customer boom

WITH the Queensland border reopening, many tourism businesses are keen to welcome...

Hail falling across parts of the Northern Rivers

Premium Content Hail falling across parts of the Northern Rivers

A little lunch-time storm has popped up