A human skull was found outside of an abandoned hotel in the Egerton area of Bolton. Detectives are continuing to investigate in Bolton.
On Monday, police were called to the scene at around 12.35 am for suspicious items that were found in Egerton. Officers attended and found a human skull in the undergrowth on Blackburn Road.
Enquires are ongoing. At that stage, police officers don’t believe that the skull is linked to any other previous investigation. Forensic officers trying to figure out the age of the skull and how long it has been there.No further evidence is found, yet.
Detective Inspector Debbie Hurst, of GMP’s Bolton CID, said: “What we do know is that the item found has been confirmed to be a human skull, but it is still unknown how old the skull is and how long it has been at the location for – these enquiries by specialist forensic officers are ongoing and will be determined in due course.
“By the very nature of this discovery, we do understand some concern in the community and of course the sheer intrigue that this investigation brings with it, however, we are confident that there is no threat to the public and that this isn’t currently linked to any other ongoing investigations.”