Po­lice still try­ing to solve leg rid­dle

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are wait­ing to see if sci­en­tists can get DNA from a hu­man leg found in the river Ir­well – to help iden­tify who it came from.

Sci­en­tists have ex­am­ined the re­mains and are now try­ing to ob­tain a DNA pro­file so it can be checked against sam­ples from peo­ple re­ported miss­ing.

The re­mains were found nine days ago near the red Ju­bilee Bridge, off Bri­tan­nia Street, Sal­ford. Some­one who was walk­ing next to the river raised the alarm. The North West Po­lice Un­der­wa­ter Search and Ma­rine Unit sent divers to the lo­ca­tion to search a stretch of the river but no fur­ther re­mains were found. Po­lice of­fi­cers also trawled the banks of the river.

De­tec­tives say they have es­tab­lished that the re­mains are not linked to a crime. Ex­perts are try­ing to es­tab­lish ap­prox­i­mately how long the re­mains had been in the wa­ter. De­pend­ing on the state of the leg it may not be pos­si­ble to re­trieve DNA. The leg was found just be­fore 9am on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 28th near a hous­ing es­tate off Whit Lane, Pendle­ton.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call po­lice on 101.

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