POLICE are investigating the discovery of a human leg found in a watercourse near Cleethorpes.
The grisly find was made after a member of the public reported seeing body parts in Tetney Lock, Lincolnshire, at about 12.20pm on Thursday.
The area was cordoned off and officers from the Lincolnshire Police underwater search unit retrieved the leg at around lunchtime yesterday. It is believed to be from a white man in his late teens or early 20s – but police are understood to have ruled out a link to the missing Hull student Russell Bohling, who was 18 when he disappeared on March 2, last year.
Police said the leg is believed to have been “deposited” into the water at the lock and had not been washed into the channel from the sea.
They are now hoping to speak to people who have visited the area recently and have appealed to anyone who may have seen something suspicious to come forward with information.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Evison, who is leading the investigation, said “We would like to speak to people who regularly frequent this area such as birdwatchers, dog walkers or holiday-makers and who have been in the vicinity recently.”
Anyone with information can call 0300 111 0300.