Post mortem reveals severed head is that of a man

PUBLISHED: 18:08 02 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:01 11 May 2010

A severed human head discovered in Leicestershire is that of a man, police have confirmed. A passer-by found the head near Hoby Road in Asfordby on Tuesday. A post-mortem examination at Leicester Royal Infirmary was unable to determine a cause of death

A severed human head discovered in Leicestershire is that of a man, police have confirmed.

A passer-by found the head near Hoby Road in Asfordby on Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination at Leicester Royal Infirmary was unable to determine a cause of death or how long the man's head had been in the field.

Meanwhile, detectives were trying to establish whether or not the head belonged to a man whose body parts were found in Hertfordshire.

A leg was found in a green hold-all in a lay-by near Cottered on Sunday 22 March and part of an arm was found on farmland in nearby Wheathampstead a week later.

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