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  • 9 December 2013, 6:16

Human Remains Washed Up On Hampshire Beach

Human remains have been found washed up on a shoreline by a dog walker.

Police sealed off part of the foreshore at Weston, Southampton, Hampshire, following the discovery at around 8.25am on Sunday.

It is not known whether the remains are male or female, Hampshire Constabulary said.

They have been removed to a hospital where a post-mortem examination is scheduled.

Local missing persons records are being scoured as police try to work out the identity of the dead person, a police spokeswoman said.

She added: "Whilst there is nothing at this time to indicate this is suspicious, officers will keep an open mind until results of the post-mortem are known and whilst inquiries continue.

"Part of the foreshore will remain cordoned off whilst the area is searched. It will be reopened as soon as possible."

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