Police searching for a ‘human head’ reportedly discovered by a group of ]children have returned empty handed after searching for nearly 24 hours. Officers placed an entire street in Belfast on lockdown after boys made the gruesome discovery last night, but after an extensive search from around 8 Pm on Tuesday, have not found anything. Police searched Greater Shankill area of city throughout the night and throughout today after a member of public who overheard the panicked youngsters talking tipped them off.
The head was supposedly found near an area of dense woodland and children were heard discussing it having ‘grey eyes’. A resident said ‘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. The smaller one was kneeling down and he was showing the other two, then they got into a bit of a panic and they were talking about the eyes were grey, something to do with the eyes, and then the next minute the bus was coming up and they all ran over and jumped on the bus.’
The narrow road is surrounded by a dense, wooded area, but there is a school, college and Tesco superstore in close proximity. Detective Inspector Paul Rowland told ‘The search has now concluded and nothing has been found. While nothing untoward has been found on this occasion, I would like to encourage members of the public to continue reporting anything they feel is suspicious to police.