Bones discovered in woodland as police seal off scene ahead of forensic tests

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Police have sealed off a patch of woodland close to Manchester after bones were discovered.

Officers were called to the patch off land near Higginshaw Road in Oldham at around 3pm on Saturday, March 13.

The bones have been recovered by police and will be "forensically examined to establish what they are".

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police told Manchester Evening News: "Shortly after 3pm on Saturday 13 March 2020, police were called to reports that bones had been found in woodland off Higginshaw Road in Oldham.

"Officers are in attendance and a cordon remains in place whilst enquiries are carried out at the scene.

"The bones have been recovered and will be forensically examined to establish what they are."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9080 or 101 quoting incident number 1838 of March 13; or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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