Belfast children find human head while out playing - reports 4 years ago

Belfast children find human head while out playing - reports

Police in Belfast are investigating reports that three children discovered a human head yesterday evening.

The Springmartin Road in North Belfast has been sealed off since last night as searches took place in the area.

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It's understood that the three young boys came across the head while out playing and raised the alarm with their parents.

A local resident told Belfast Live that they had seen the boys yesterday evening.

"Three young boys came down the hill and then one of them ran back and there was a bit of commotion and they were all talking and I couldn't hear what they were saying, but as they got closer I heard them say, I thought it was, 'it's definitely dead, I can see the eyes', but now I'm thinking it was, 'it's definitely a head' and I heard it wrong," they said.

"It wasn't until then I seen the police and I thought, 'I wonder was that them boys', and I went over to the policeman and he said they had spoken to the boys and confirmed the story that they had told."

In a statement, the PSNI said; "Police are conducting a search in the area. There are no further details."