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Police are investigating the discovery of a human head in a quarry in Cambridgeshire.
It was found in the small village of Mepal, near Ely, by a staff member at the quarry on Monday afternoon.
It is believed the head - which has not been identified as male or female - was found in a skip.
Police have yet to learn how long it had been there but reports say it may be been some time.
They stressed it was a human head that was found, not a skull.
A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Police said: "We were called at about 3pm yesterday afternoon with reports of the discovery of a human head at a quarry in Mepal.
"Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are conducting enquiries, both locally and across the county borders."
A spokesman for Mick George Ltd, the company that runs the quarry, said: "We are working closely with the police and providing them with all the information they need to undertake their investigations.
"At this point we cannot provide any further comments."