Man held in headless body probe
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder inquiry into a headless corpse found behind a shopping parade, Scotland Yard said.
Police launched a murder investigation when a member of the public found a headless man wrapped in blankets in Kingsgate Place, Kilburn, north-west London, on Wednesday.
A man believed to be in his 40s was arrested at an address in Alvaston, Derby.
A man and a woman were also arrested at the address for allegedly assisting an offender.
They are being taken to a local police station and it is expected they will be taken to London later on Friday.
Police were called after the decapitated body of a man was found behind shops in a gold-coloured cage, similar to those used to move stock around in shops, and wrapped up in a duvet/blanket type material.
A post-mortem investigation on Thursday at St Pancras Mortuary was unable to establish a cause of death.
I'd have thought that it was obvious ???
I have not failed... I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work!
Ouch, I bet that smarts a bitMan held in headless body probe
I don't know what the hell is in there, but it's weird and pissed off whatever it is.
"Man gunned down in drive-by shooting" - a post mortem will be carried out tomorrow.
What do they think they're going to find? That a bad case of chicken pox got him before the bullets landed?
It's just routine - they have to do them to identify the actual cause of death but they do seem to be a bit OTT at times.
Worst case of suicide I've ever seen.
The style as we like is the humdrum.
Vincent Hanna: Now it's time, I think, for a result. Tension is running very high here. Mr. Blackadder assures me that this will be the first honest vote, ever, in a rotten borough. And I think we all hope for a result that reflects the real needs of the constituency. And behind me, yes, I can just see the returning officer moving to the front of the platform.
Blackadder: As the acting returning officer for Dunny-on -the-Wold...
Vincent Hanna: Er, the acting returning officer, Mr. E. Blackadder of course, and we are all very grateful indeed that he stepped in at the last moment, when the previous returning officer accidentally brutally stabbed himself in the stomach while shaving.
Stories from the golden age of detective fiction often use the fact that it doesn't do to assume an "obvious" cause of death from the state of the remains. When you sit down to your Christmas turkey, do you assume that it was roasted to death?