Police have confirmed that the body part found near an old railway track in North East Lincolnshire is a small section of a human lower leg and foot.
Humberside Police received a report of a discovery of the human body part near the old railway track at Louth Road in New Waltham at around 6.45am on Thursday, April 25. The discovery was made by a woman walking her dog.
Officers and forensic experts attended and a cordon was immediately put in place while enquires began at the scene. The body part was forensically examined before it was confirmed to be a small section of a human lower leg and foot.
A scene and police cordon remains in place on Friday, April 26 and will continue over the few next days as detectives and forensic experts continue enquiries. According to the BBC, a dive team will search the beck on Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 85 of April 25. It can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detective Inspector Rhodri Troake said: “The body part has now been recovered and has been forensically examined, and while we are still in the very early stages of the investigation, we can confirm it is human and is a small section of a lower leg and foot.
“Further detailed forensic examinations and analysis will now be conducted to ascertain the identity of the individual and to establish the exact circumstances.
“Numerous enquiries are being carried out as part of the investigation to determine what events may have occurred prior to this incident, how the body part came to be on the path and also the length of time it may have been in situ in the area.
“Additional information will be made available as and when we are in a position to provide more details.
“A scene and police cordon will remain in place over the few next days as detectives and forensic experts continue enquiries and we would ask people to please allow officers space and time to be able to progress the investigation.”