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Clifton Suspension Bridge Closed After Human Remains Found In Suitcases, Manhunt For Suspect On | Details

A manhunt has been launched for a man who allegedly dropped off two suitcases on the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. As per police officials, the two suitcases contained human remains.

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Clifton Suspension Bridge Closed After Human Remains Found In 2 Suitcases | Photo: Wikimedia Commons/AP
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The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, UK has been closed off after human remains were found in two suitcases under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday night.

All cars and pedestrians in the area have been turned away with the bridge blocked off.

Bristol Bridge Closed Off After Human Remains Found In Suitcases

Bristol's Clifton suspension bridge was cordoned off after police found two suitcases with human remains in them.

Officers were called to the bridge at 11:57 PM on Wednesday after a man was seen acting suspiciously. Within 10 minutes, the man disappeared, leaving behind two suitcases.

These two suitcases were found to have human remains in them.

"This is a very disturbing incident and I fully recognise the concern it will be causing our communities,'' Acting Bristol Commander Vicks Hayward-Melen said.

“Our immediate priority is to locate the man who took the suitcases to the bridge, identify the deceased, and inform their next of kin," the commander added further.

Bristol MP Carla Denyer took to social media X regarding the "unsettling event".

Manhunt Underway For Man Who Dumped Suitcases

A manhunt has been launched for a man who allegedly dropped off these suitcases on the bridge.

Police were notified after a man was seen acting suspiciously on the bridge just before midnight on Wednesday. After officers arrived on the scene, the man had left but left a suitcase behind.

A second suitcase was found shortly and both cases were found to have human remains in them.

The suspect has been described by police as black with a beard. He was also spotted wearing a black Adidas baseball cap, black jeans, a black jacket, white trainers and had a black backpack.

As per a BBC report, Avon and Somerset Police have made it an "immediate priority" to find the man and identify the human remains.

The taxi driver, which brought the man to the bridge, has been seized and the driver is cooperating with the search.

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