Two Russian teenagers have been arrested after allegedly decapitating a homeless man whom they had taken a dislike to.
The attackers are said to have used the man’s head as a football before leaving it in a rubbish bin.
They were taken into custody by police who followed a trail of blood from the victim’s body to their flat in eastern Moscow.
Inside, they found an axe and saw believed to have been used in the killing, while the whole flat was covered in blood.
Murder: Two teenagers allegedly killed a homeless man in Moscow (pictured) because they took a dislike to him
The two teenagers had been drinking and attacked the man because they did not like the look of him, according to the Moscow Investigative Committee.
They used knives as well as the saw and axe to kill the vagrant, before one of them cut off his head and mutilated it as three other teenagers looked on.
The youths played football with the head and kicked it into a bin, then returned home leaving the man’s body, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda.
The bin containing the victim’s head appeared to have been taken away by a garbage truck, making it impossible to identify the man.
The suspects could face up to 15 years in prison if they are convicted of murder.
A spokesman for the Investigative Committee denied that the teenagers had used the head as a football, but said that the investigation was still ongoing.