A MURDER investigation has been launched after 'partial human remains' were found in Boscombe

The Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) has set up a large cordon in Boscombe Overcliff Drive.

A member of the public is said to have found suspected partial human remains in the area of the Manor Steps Zig Zag, and called police.

Detective Inspector Neil Third, of MCIT, said: “We are treating this as a murder investigation and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the deceased and the circumstances surrounding their death.

“I am appealing to anyone with any information regarding this matter, or who has seen any suspicious activity around the area of the Manor Steps Zig Zag in Boscombe in recent days, to please inform police.

"Any information, images or other material can be uploaded to the Major Incident Public Portal that has been set up.

“A cordon remains in place at the scene while further detailed enquiries are conducted and I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while this is in place. There will continue to be an increased police presence in the vicinity and officers can be approached by members of the public with any information or concerns.”

Anyone with information is urged to submit it via the Major Incident Public Portal page at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/55HQ23M99-PO1.

Alternatively, reports can be made by calling 101 quoting occurrence number 55230135228. 

Police originally reported that items had been discovered in the Boscombe area.