Skull exploited by cyber thieves, police say

A cyber crime gang has stolen the skull of a female inmate and then used it to steal other human skulls, police said.

The crime is believed to be connected to a group of cyber thieves who were recently busted in the U.K. The criminals also stole a number of skulls that belonged to inmates, the Met Police said in a statement.

The skull, which was discovered in a prison in England, was stolen from a female prisoner who was serving time for a drug offence, the police said in the statement.

Met Police have been investigating the crime.

The thieves have also been caught using the skull to make fake blood tests and other false lab reports, police added.