Suspected killer ‘The Mexican’ filmed wandering street with severed head in bag

This is the chilling moment a convicted robber casually wandered city streets with a man’s severed head stashed in a bag.

Footage has emerged of the moment police discovered the head after it was dumped in a recycling bin in Huelva, Spain.

Witnesses originally thought it was a sick Halloween joke until closer inspections revealed the head was real.

Police said they found the body it belonged to in a nearby flat and have since arrested a 60-year-old man.

Named as Manuel Jesus Navarro, the suspect has been dubbed "The Mexican" by locals.

The suspected killer reportedly asked a group of children to "look at the head" before he is said to have discarded it.

He was filmed seconds before he allegedly dumped the bag with its grisly contents in the Spanish city.

"The Mexican" was pictured wearing a black t-shirt, grey shorts and sunglasses as he carried a white plastic bag in his right hand.

Navarro, born in Huelva and nicknamed "El Mejicano" in his native city, has been described locally as a convicted robber who spent several years in prison in Mexico.

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He was dubbed "El Espanol" or "The Spaniard" when he was captured in 2009 following a series of raids on shops and other businesses in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey.

Reports at the time claim he was the ringleader of a violent criminal gang.

He is understood to have returned to Huelva a few months ago after being released from prison.

The suspected killer and his victim have been described as friends who were often seen together.

His victim, who has only been identified by his first name of Candido, was reportedly killed after a dispute over drugs.

A friend of the dead man, who was 57, told a Spanish TV programme on Tuesday: "Candido was lovely. He would always help you out without asking for anything in return."

Another said: "The day he went missing I knocked on Candido’s door but got no answer. I thought it was strange because his moped was in the street outside and whenever it was parked up outside his home, he would always open the door to me."

The suspect appeared in court in Huelva on Tuesday in a behind-closed-doors hearing which is expected to lead to his remand in custody.

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