A major police investigation has been launched after the discovery of a man's severed arm in a lake.

Detectives were called to the site in Buckhurst Hill, Essex by a member of the public.

Officers have confirmed that the incident is being treated as suspicious and the lake has been taped off.


Grisly find: A lake in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, has been taped off after a man's arm was discovered by a member of the public
Police have been carrying out detailed searches of the area around the lake while specialist marine divers have been scouring the lakebed for the remainder of the body.

The grisly find was made at 2.50pm yesterday afternoon and the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: 'This is being treated as suspicious and I can confirm that the severed arm is from a man.

'Police would like to appeal for anyone with information to contact the Harlow Major investigation Team on 0300 333 4444.'