Investigation after sheep heads found on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich

The sheep heads were left in bin bags outside Beeline Taxis on Prince of Wales Road, Norwich

The sheep heads were left in bin bags outside Beeline Taxis on Prince of Wales Road, Norwich - Credit: Archant

An investigation is today under way after several skinned sheep heads were discovered on one of the city's busiest streets.

The remains were found inside black bin bags by street cleaners working on Prince of Wales Road yesterday morning.

Norwich City Council said its environmental health officers were now investigating the incident to determine where they came from.

A taxi controller, who works at Beeline Taxis, said around six heads had been dumped on the pavement outside the business. The man, who did not want to be named, said: 'The bin man went to pick up the bag and it fell open with the heads inside.

'It was all a bit grim and not the nicest of things to see, especially not on a main street.'

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He added that he had complained 'several times' to the council about numerous rubbish bags being left outside the premises almost every night.

A spokesman for Norwich City Council said: 'Our street cleaning team collected a number of black bins containing sheep heads on Prince of Wales Road. At present it's being treated as a fly-tipping incident.

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'Investigations are ongoing by the city council's environmental health officers around a number of factors including trying to establish a link between the animals and an approved abattoir.'

The spokesman said the sheep heads would be incinerated once investigations were completed.

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