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Three human feet found in Bath were probably medical exhibits

Three human feet found in Bath were probably medical exhibits

Three human feet discovered within a few hundred yards of each other were most likely medical exhibits.

The first foot was discovered in Weston Park East in Bath, Somerset, in February, then the second was located in the garden of a property on Weston Park in July.

The third foot was found in the garden of a property on Cranwells Park the following month.

Avon and Somerset Police said forensic tests on the feet have established they are more than likely a medical or educational exhibit.

An investigation into the first foot concluded in May, finding no crime had been committed. The investigation into the latter two has now reached the same conclusion.

Detailed forensic tests were carried out on the feet while they were also examined by a Home Office pathologist and a forensic anthropologist.

Detectives also spoke with local educational and healthcare providers and the local authority as they sought to establish who the feet belonged to.

Temporary Detective Inspector Paul Catton said: "We have carried out an extensive investigation into all three feet and have exhausted all active lines of enquiry pending any new information.

"We are satisfied that no crime has been committed and that the feet are more than likely an exhibit from a medical or educational establishment or from a private collection which has been disturbed by animals."