UPDATED: Human remains have been discovered by a member of the public in Wootton Bridge today (Thursday).
Police were alerted to the discovery on a currently unidentified stretch of beach at just before 10:40.
Officers arrived at the scene to examine the remains with initial inspections suggesting they have been under the sand for a ‘considerable amount of time’.
Hampshire Constabulary say that the remains will be recovered ‘in due course’ to be analysed.
It is also reported to Island Echo that the lower part of a jaw – compete with teeth – was found on a beach at Appley in Ryde this morning, also prompting a Police response. However, Police are yet to confirm if the discovery is that of human remains and there is no suggestion at this stage that the 2 discoveries are linked.
CORRECTION: Editor’s footnote: Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that an error was made in their statement yesterday; the remains were found at Springvale near Ryde, not at Wootton Bridge as previously reported.
This article has now been superseded… https://www.islandecho.co.uk/human-remains-recovered-from-beach-after-puckpool-discovery/.