Search for boys who helped pull bin bags of human remains from river

An urgent appeal has been launched to find two boys who helped pull bags containing human remains from a river.

Bin bags filled with bones were recovered from the River Stour close to Sudbury in Suffolk, sparking a murder investigation on Sunday.

Officers also want to speak with a man seen swimming in the area of the river known locally as the ‘Victorian bathing pool’ on August 20.

The two black bin bags were spotted in the river by a member of the public and reported to a ranger who called the police.


A shopping trolley was also discovered a little further down the river, which is being searched by teams of police divers.

An initial post-mortem examination has not shed any light on cause of death or the identification of the deceased.

The remains will now undergo further forensic tests, but officers warned it will be a lengthy process before any further details are established.

Anyone who uses the footpath regularly is urged to contact police.

Temporary Detective Superintendent Mike Brown said: ‘We would still like to speak to anyone who uses the route regularly and to ask anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area of the Croft to check this, in case there is anything relevant to the investigation.

‘Thank you to those individuals who have already come forward with information and also to the local community for their patience as we continue with our searches.’

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