Human Foot Found On Beach

Police launch investigation after the discovery in North Wales

North Wales Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a human foot on a beach, which they say was thought to belong to a male.

Officers were called to Felinheli beach, near Bangor, early on Wednesday morning (7th February).

Following a post-mortem examination police say they strongly believe the foot was that of a male, however, they are unable to identify an age at this point.

The force says tests indicate it was not in the water longer than seven days.

The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

Det Inspector Gerwyn Thomas at Caernarfon CID who is leading the investigation said, "Our focus remains on identifying the remains and passing the very sad news onto a family and friends.

"DNA has been obtained and we will now prioritise a check on the national database and of missing people, initially locally but if needs be wider still.

"As a matter of courtesy we have spoken with the families of people who are missing locally to ensure them we are doing all we can to reunite the remains with the respective family as quickly and as sensitively as possible."

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