Human leg found by dog walker near Rochdale

A DOG walker has found a human leg near Rochdale, sparking a police hunt for other body parts.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision to contact them on 101. Picture: TSPL
Police are appealing for information from anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision to contact them on 101. Picture: TSPL

Lancashire Police said the adult leg was discovered on land behind Healey Conservative Club in Whitworth on Sunday afternoon.

Police dogs are being used by officers searching the area.

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It is not yet clear how long the leg has been there or whether it belonged to a man or a woman.

A police spokesman said on Sunday: “Police were called at shortly before 2.45pm today to a report that a member of the public had found a human leg on land behind Healey Conservative Club at Whitworth.

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“Police are now searching the area to see if there are any further body parts and inquiries are ongoing to try to establish to whom the leg belongs.”

The Conservative Club declined to comment.