'Human remains' found in search for prostitutes

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Police searching for two missing prostitutes believe they have discovered more human body parts.

An underwater search team made the discovery at the River Aire in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "At around midday today officers from West Yorkshire Police's under water search unit recovered from the River Aire what are believed to be human remains.

"The remains were found about 200 yards from where the remains of Suzanne Blamires were found on Tuesday.

"The remains will now be forensically examined to identify them and at this stage it is too early to speculate on who the remains belong to."

Criminology student Stephen Griffiths, 40, dubbed himself the "crossbow cannibal" when he appeared in court yesterday charged with three counts of murder.

He is accused of killing Ms Blamires, Shelley Armitage and Susan Rushworth, who all went missing in Bradford.

Although the remains of Ms Blamires, 36, were discovered on Tuesday, police are still trying to trace the other two sex workers.