In Vienna, a man known as Alfred U, has been arrested following the discovery of a headless body in an Austrian lake. He is reported to have told police that he kept a frozen piece of the corpse so that he could taste it later.

The dead woman’s torso was found at the bottom of the Neusiedl lake and is thought to have been there for months. Police divers found the head; other parts of the body were found in the suspect’s apartment in Vienna.

The woman is thought to have been aged between 20 and 30.

Alfred – who has served time for previous offences – told police: “To tell the truth I was happier in prison than outside.”