Horror as woman’s headless body washes up on Blackpool beach

Police are investigating the case of a ‘headless’ body being washed up on a Blackpool beach


by Fiona Day |
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A local Blackpool man was left horrified after he discovered the headless remains of a woman at a beach near the Blackpool tower.

Fisherman Michael Cartwright, 60, asked a woman to alert police when he made the grim discovery early in the morning.

He told the Metro: “It was like a torso. I am not sure if it was male or female. It was next to the sea wall,’ he said.

“I spotted it and asked a young lady to call the police.”

The body was found 2 miles away from Blackpool tower (stock image)
The body was found 2 miles away from Blackpool tower (stock image)

The incident comes at the height of tourist season in the area, which generates millions in revenue for local businesses.

Mr Cartwright explained that he wanted to make sure no young children stumbled across the remains.

He said: ‘We did not want any children going past to see it, or for any dogs to go near the body.’

Police detective Emma Shuttleworth explained that they were unable to publicly reveal the identity of the remains.

She said: “We do not know who it is at this stage.”

The police investigation continues.

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