A SEVERED head was found dumped in a recycling bin after a man was spotted carrying human remains in a plastic bag in a Spanish town.
Cops confirmed that the suspect has been arrested after he was seen carrying the head poking out of the bag – before discarding it and running away.
Witnesses at first mistook the incident for a sick Halloween joke, with local reports saying the man had even shown the head to some passers-by including children.
Police in the south-west city of Huelva near Spain’s border with Portugal were alerted around 3pm yesterday after members of the public realised the head was real.
The arrest was made in a nearby flat just after 9pm where officers also discovered the body of the dead man, described as a friend of the detainee who was aged around 50.
Neither man has been named.
Shocking footage emerged today of the police examining the bag containing the head after the area had been cordoned off.
Other officers were filmed interviewing witnesses a few feet down the road.
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The recycling bin where it was left is in a central avenue of Huelva called Avenida de Pio XII.
Police have not made an official comment on the gruesome find.
Meanwhile, a court in Huelva has ordered officials not to make any comment in the early stages of its judicial investigation.