Mystery human remains found in field near Nottingham

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Human remains were discovered by a member of the public  (PA Archive)
Human remains were discovered by a member of the public (PA Archive)

Human remains have been discovered in a field in Nottinghamshire - where a large police cordon has been set up and scientists are aiding officers at the scene.

A member of the public came across the remains in Sutton-in-Ashfield, around 12 miles north of Nottingham, on Wednesday evening and alerted the police who launched a full investigation.

Specialist officers were still at the scene near Coxmoor Road on Thursday along with an anthropologist and scientists.

A “large cordon” is expected to be in place for the next week, as experts work to identify the deceased.

An eyewitness told ITV he had seen “a JCB digging up” the ground within the cordon, along with a forensics tent, and experts in white suits.

Nottinghamshire Police said: “There is a large cordon in place and is expected to remain for the next seven days. Officers are being supported by scientists including an anthropologist.

“There is also a no fly-zone over the scene which includes drones while officers carry out their inquiries.

“A tent has also been set up in the field where the remains were found.”

Superintendent for the County, Claire Rukas said: “We are in the very early stages of an investigation after human remains were found in a field by a member of the public.

“We are now carrying out extensive work to determine the identify of the individual and the circumstances surrounding their death. The public can expect a large police presence in the area for the next few days.

“This will obviously be concerning news for local residents and as soon as we have more information we will be sharing this with the public.”