Human remains discovered at a depot in England may have got there after being thrown in with a recycling collection in Swindon.

The man whose remains have been found has been named as Matthew Symonds, 34, from Swindon.

A police cordon remains in place at a recycling plant where the body parts were discovered yesterday.

Specialist officers are carrying out investigations at the site after Avon and Somerset Police were called to the plant in Avonmouth, Bristol, where workers made the discovery of male body parts yesterday morning.

The area was cordoned off and police have launched an investigation.

Swindon is located about 80km away along the M4.

Police said they were called to the scene at around 11am yesterday.

Employees at the site were concerned at what they thought were remains at one of the units.

Officers cordoned the site off.