Is this the Bella in the wych elm? Unravelling the mystery of the skull found in a tree trunk
Four young boys with a passion for bird nesting stumbled upon a heavily coppiced elm tree. The slightest of the group climbed up to peer inside its hollow trunk, where he discovered a human skull.
Terrified, they swore a pact of silence and fled – but Tommy Willetts, the youngest, was so traumatised that he told his father. Warwickshire Police recovered skeletal remains from the bole of the tree, along with remnants of clothing and finger bones dispersed around the trunk.