Police search tip for body parts
9:00am Thu Oct 18, 2012
Police began sifting tonnes of rubbish at a landfill site near Newark on Monday in a search for human body parts.
The search is for the head and arms of Mr Kevin Kennedy whose body was found in Sneinton, Nottingham, in August.
The search now centres on Staple Quarry landfill site, Grange Lane, Newark, where refuse lorries take rubbish from kerb-side collections, and commercial and industrial waste.
Up to 20 search specialists from the Nottinghamshire Police Tactical Support Group are combing the tip.
They wear protective yellow suits and face masks to protect them from methane gas produced by the decaying rubbish.
The search is expected to last several weeks.
A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that a search of an area at a landfill site in Newark is due to be carried out over the next four weeks.
“The search is being made in connection with the murder of Kevin Kennedy.
“Mr Kennedy’s body was found on land between Rossington Road and Burrows Court, in Sneinton, on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, and was missing body parts, namely his head and arms.
“A number of searches and enquiries are ongoing to locate them and this includes the search of the landfill site.
“Anyone with any information, or who believes they may have found body parts, is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101.”
The tip is owned and operated by FCC Environment.
The company said: “Staple Quarry landfill site accepts residual household, commercial and industrial waste from Nottinghamshire and neighbouring counties, processing approximately 200,000 tonnes per year.”
Peter Healy, 50, of Lord Nelson Street, Sneinton, has been charged with the murder of Mr Kennedy, actual bodily harm and theft, and is remanded in custody.
Tara Swift, of West Street, Leicester, was last week also charged with Mr Kennedy’s murder.
The 40-year-old, formerly of Sneinton, appeared before Nottingham magistrates on Monday and her case was committed to crown court for trial. She was remanded in custody.