April 1, 2008 / 3:10 PM / in 10 years

Children find woman's head on beach

LONDON (Reuters) - Children playing on a Scottish beach discovered a woman’s severed head in a plastic bag, police said on Tuesday.

The discovery, along with a hand, was made in the town of Arbroath, Tayside police said. “Officers attended at a stretch of foreshore near to South Street shortly after 10:30 a.m. after the grim discovery was made by children playing on the beach,” a statement said.

“They found what appears to be the head of a woman concealed in a plastic bag. A hand has also been recovered from the beach.”

No other details were immediately available.

Reporting by Andrew Hough; Editing by Stephen Addison

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