Human remains found at Meyrick Park golf course

Bournemouth Echo: Police cordon off part of Meyrick Park golf course Police cordon off part of Meyrick Park golf course

HUMAN remains have been discovered at a Bournemouth golf course.

A lump of flesh and bone – which dog walkers have speculated is an arm – was discovered in woodland at the Bournemouth and Meyrick Park Golf Club.

The gruesome find was made just after 1pm yesterday afternoon after a dog dragged it out of the undergrowth.

Police cordoned off a swathe of the course and the woods surrounding it.

A private ambulance was called to the scene during the afternoon, and the body part was recovered.

It was then examined by a pathologist locally, and at 6.30pm yesterday evening, police confirmed that the remains were human.

A spokesperson also said that they were alerted by a walker at the course just after 1pm.

The investigation is being led by Detective Inspector Mark Samuel, who said the remains were in “an advanced state of decomposition”.

He added that the further progress of the investigation could “take days”, and said: “We are treating this incident as unex-plained at the moment”.

A spokesperson from the force said the coroner had been aware, and no arrests had yet been made.

Despite the ongoing investigation, the course remained open, with one hole within the cordon, and golfers continued to play |until twilight fell.

Those living nearby can freely access the site, and Helen Johnson, who walks her dog on the course, said there was a sense of shock among locals.

“It’s a horrible thing to hear,” she said.

“A dog discovered in the woodland and brought it out. I understand it was badly decomposed, but that the remains are human.”

Another walker, who did not want to be named, said: “Everyone who walks up here has said it’s an arm or a hand.

“It’s not very nice at all – it’s sad to think it’s been in that woodland for a long time without anyone knowing.”

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7:30pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Bh6 says...

Police also cordoned off Marsh Lane at St Catherines Hill this afternoon.
Police also cordoned off Marsh Lane at St Catherines Hill this afternoon. Bh6
  • Score: -10

7:37pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Bh6 says...

Duh, didn't see the other article!
Duh, didn't see the other article! Bh6
  • Score: 4

8:22pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

The police are treating this as unexplained at the moment,
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As it cant be explained in such a short time I would have thought that was blatantly obvious.
The police are treating this as unexplained at the moment, . As it cant be explained in such a short time I would have thought that was blatantly obvious. Hessenford
  • Score: -19

12:13am Tue 1 Apr 14

ASM says...

I hope this is an isolated incident because it sounds very bad. serial killer?
I hope this is an isolated incident because it sounds very bad. serial killer? ASM
  • Score: -22

6:27am Tue 1 Apr 14

nosuchluck54 says...

Hessenford wrote:
The police are treating this as unexplained at the moment,
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As it cant be explained in such a short time I would have thought that was blatantly obvious.
Usual unintelligent flippant remark from an Echo troll on a serious report.It is about time that certain commenters were tested for their suitability before allowing them access to this paper.A very unpleasant experience for the dog walker
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: The police are treating this as unexplained at the moment, . As it cant be explained in such a short time I would have thought that was blatantly obvious.[/p][/quote]Usual unintelligent flippant remark from an Echo troll on a serious report.It is about time that certain commenters were tested for their suitability before allowing them access to this paper.A very unpleasant experience for the dog walker nosuchluck54
  • Score: 18

7:24am Tue 1 Apr 14

Morrigan says...

What a disgusting way to describe the remains as "a lump of flesh and bone". I feel for the person who it is, not to mention their family who might be reading this article :o(

RIP whoever you are.
What a disgusting way to describe the remains as "a lump of flesh and bone". I feel for the person who it is, not to mention their family who might be reading this article :o( RIP whoever you are. Morrigan
  • Score: 15

9:58am Tue 1 Apr 14

Huey says...

Urggggh how disgusting. It sickens me.
Urggggh how disgusting. It sickens me. Huey
  • Score: -3

10:24am Tue 1 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

As with the other murder, this week I doubt very much it has anything to do with a 'local'.
As with the other murder, this week I doubt very much it has anything to do with a 'local'. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -1

11:50am Tue 1 Apr 14

MrPitiful says...

Somebody recently told me that the membership fees for this golf club cost an arm and a leg!
Somebody recently told me that the membership fees for this golf club cost an arm and a leg! MrPitiful
  • Score: 10

12:20pm Tue 1 Apr 14

norniron says...

Does anyone know what part of the course is cordoned off?
Does anyone know what part of the course is cordoned off? norniron
  • Score: -4

12:34pm Tue 1 Apr 14

burgerboy says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Somebody recently told me that the membership fees for this golf club cost an arm and a leg!
Now that's what you call a handicap............
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[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Somebody recently told me that the membership fees for this golf club cost an arm and a leg![/p][/quote]Now that's what you call a handicap............ .. burgerboy
  • Score: 5

3:09pm Tue 1 Apr 14

willywombat says...

The body has been found in a tree, therefore the police have called in Special Branch
The body has been found in a tree, therefore the police have called in Special Branch willywombat
  • Score: 0

8:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Bonjovigirl says...

It says on the mail that a man approached them with plastic bags with leg bones inside as he had taken them home !WHY ???? Very odd ?
It says on the mail that a man approached them with plastic bags with leg bones inside as he had taken them home !WHY ???? Very odd ? Bonjovigirl
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