'Human remains' found in Cheshire outhouse

Remains found at Hylton Court Photo: PA

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of what are believed to be the remains of a missing French man in Cheshire.

Police went to a house in Ellesmere Port after one of the men is understood to have passed on information about Christophe Borgye, who was reported missing in May 2009.

Remains, which are still to be confirmed as human, were discovered in an outbuilding of the address in Hylton Court on Wednesday.

Mr Borgye's family in France has been contacted and made aware of the discovery, Cheshire Constabulary said.

A 34-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the death, while a 35-year-old man who was arrested after he contacted police has since been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Detective chief inspector Simon Price said: "Incidents like this are thankfully rare, especially in Cheshire, and I appreciate that the public may be concerned about the police activity in the area. I want to reassure them that this is a contained incident. We have arrested two men and have a team of officers working on the case.

"Formal identification is going to take some time but based on the information we have at this time we believe the victim is Christophe who was known to the man in custody.

"If anyone has any information that may assist us in our investigation I would urge them to contact us."

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 932 of May 13 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.