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Polish head found on Scottish beach?

A radio report I heard stated the head found was Polish. I've no idea how they know. But this news report just says East European. A gruesome story, anyway.

Head found on beach belonged to immigrant

LONDON (Reuters) - A severed head found by two children on a Scottish beach belonged to a middle-aged, Eastern European woman who had been reported missing, police said on Thursday.


The 36 year-old woman, who has not been named, had been living in the town of Brechin, near the beach at Arbroath in eastern Scotland where her partial remains were found on Tuesday, Tayside police said.

She had been reported missing by her employer.

A Tayside spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters on Thursday the woman was a migrant worker of Eastern European origin.

She declined to say which country the woman came from, as police were still trying to track down her relatives.

"She is certainly not a United Kingdom resident," she added.

She was identified after hundreds of calls were made to police following the gruesome discovery by two sisters aged 8 and 11. Two hands were also found on the foreshore at Arbroath.

Media reports said police thought the woman had been killed shortly before her body was dumped.

Police said she was a brunette with manicured fingernails and a distinctive circular scar.

Earlier on Thursday, searchers combed the shoreline at Carnoustie, the location of last year's British Open Golf championship, after the coastguard said one of their crew members reported finding possible "human material".

"Her flat in ... in Brechin has been sealed off and officers are currently searching the property," Detective Chief Inspector Graham McMillan, the senior investigating officer, said in a statement.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080403/tuk-uk-britain-head-fa6b408.html

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

A newspaper article I read said possibly East European because there were many in the area, but did not confirm Polish.

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

I suspect it's probably the dentistry. Mind you, if they sealed off her flat.

"Police said she was a brunette with manicured fingernails and a distinctive circular scar."

Excuse my naivete, but if just the head was washed up, where do her fingernails come into it? Can't figure that one out...

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

I think they also found the hands in a different place?

"Two hands were also found on the foreshore at Arbroath."

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

Lithuanian not Polish as earlier reported.

Here's an update.

Two men have been arrested over the discovery of a woman's severed head and hands on a beach.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old migrant worker Jolanta Bledaite from Lithuania.

Her remains were found in Arbroath, Scotland. Tayside Police said the two men were Lithuanian and aged 19 and 40.

They were taken into custody this morning but have not been charged.

Bledaite had lived in nearby Brechin, Angus, and she was reported missing by her employer.

Her head, wrapped in a plastic bag, was discovered by sisters aged eight and 11 as they played on the beach on Tuesday morning.

Officers searching the shoreline then found two hands.

Possible further human remains were being examined by police in Dundee following a discovery by Coastguards along the coast at Carnoustie.

A flat in Earlsden House in Brechin's Southesk Street was sealed off by Tayside Police officers, who have been searching the property.

The building is home to migrant workers from Eastern Europe.

Officers say they expected it to be a "complex" and "prolonged" investigation.

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

Something's wrong; Beachy Head is near Eastbourne.

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

Sense of humour failure

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

Per’aps; but at least the ‘ands turned out to be armless.

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

Stop it you two - I am laughing my head off!

Re: Polish head found on Scottish beach?

Reuters news update

Two men remanded over severed head

LONDON (Reuters) - Two men were remanded in custody on Monday charged with the murder of a 35-year-old Lithuanian woman whose severed head was found on a Scottish beach.

The men, Lithuanians Vitas Plytnykas, 40, and Aleksandras Skirda, 19, appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court where they were also charged with theft and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

The head of Jolanta Bledaite was found in a plastic bag by two young sisters on a beach at Arbroath, in eastern Scotland, last Tuesday. Two hands were also found on the foreshore.

Bledaite was a migrant worker, who had been living in the nearby town of Brechin. She had been reported missing by her employer.

The two accused men, also from Brechin, will reappear at the court on April 15.

A suitcase containing body parts was found by police divers on Saturday in Arbroath Harbour.

Tests will be carried out, but police said they believe they are those of Bledaite