Man presents dismembered body parts to French police
French police have detained a man who presented himself at a police station carrying the decapitated head of another man and a penis in a bag.
The incident happened in Frejus, a town situated between the glitzy resorts of St Tropez and Cannes on the Mediterranean coast in the south of the country.
“An individual handed himself in to police after cutting of the head and penis of another man,” police in the southern Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur region said, confirming a report first published in the Var-Matin daily.
Judicial police from the nearby port city of Toulon who are leading the investigation told AFP that the 38-year-old man had presented himself to police this morning in Frejus,.
“He showed the human head and was immediately taken to the police headquarters and detained,” said a police official, who asked not to be named.
The man had been known to police until now only for “petty crime”, he added.
Var-Martin said that investigators headed to an apartment in the district of the city where the man said he had committed the crime and found a decapitated corpse.