14/08/2014 16:49 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Bodies Of Two Newborn Babies Found In Supermarket Freezer

Bodies of two newborn babies found in supermarket freezer

The bodies of two newborn babies have been found in a Russian supermarket storage freezer.

The remains were discovered yesterday when stock from the shop was moved.

It is feared the babies may have died in the freezer. Other reports suggest the children may have been dead before being dumped in the freezer.

"The bodies of the newly-born babies were believed to have been concealed in two plastic bags alongside frozen foods such as chicken and beef to be sold to customers," it was reported.

The freezer was in a basement used for storage under the Central Supermarket in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, a town of 59,750 people close to Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth largest city.

A television channel in Yekaterinburg - TV5 - said the bodies of the newly born babies were found in plastic bags.

Photographs showed supermarket plastic bags taken by police as evidence but it is not believed these contained the remains of the children.

Local police in the Urals town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma have refused to discuss the case.