Human leg found by dog walker near Rochdale sparks hunt for more body parts

A human leg discovered behind a village conservative club in Whitworth has prompted a police search amid fears there may be more body parts in the area.

The gruesome discovery was found by a dog walker around 2.45pm yesterday afternoon, behind Healey Conservative Club in Whitworth, near Rochdale.

Police cordoned off the area and began searching the area with sniffer dogs after the adult limb was found.

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

“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.”

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

Image courtesy of Ian Britton, with thanks.

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