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.

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."