/Man and woman arrested after found carrying human torso in suitcase

Man and woman arrested after found carrying human torso in suitcase


A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after they were caught carrying a human torso in a suitcase.
A passing officer became suspicious of the pair and asked what was in the suitcase (Picture: BPM)

A murder probe is continuing today after police caught a man and a woman carrying a ‘human torso’ in a suitcase.

A woman in her 20s, from Birmingham, and a man in his 30s, from Wolverhampton, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. The couple were stopped on a road in Coleford, Gloucestershire, on Tuesday night after a passing officer became suspicious and asked what was in the case.

Other suspected human remains have been found in the surrounding area of the Forest of Dean, said police. The 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 closed and a police helicopter hovering overhead. The suspects remain in police custody.


Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after suspected human remains were found in the Forest of Dean. The discovery was made last night and a large area remained cordoned off on the outskirts of Coleford, Gloucestershire.
Other suspected human remains have been found in the Forest of Dean (Picture: Gloucestershire Live/BPM Media)

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after suspected human remains were found in the Forest of Dean. The discovery was made last night and a large area remained cordoned off on the outskirts of Coleford, Gloucestershire.
Police continue their investigation today (Picture: Gloucestershire Live/BPM Media)

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

‘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 enquiries 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.’

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