Human bone found at Chadwick Dam revealed to be left femur
Monday 26th February 2018 @ 16:45 by Lee Wild
Ashton News Stalybridge

Detectives investigating the human bone found at Chadwick Dam in Stalybridge have identified it as a left femur.

The bone has been sent off for DNA testing and carbon dating to determine who and where it came from.

Detective Inspective Dave Loughlin, from GMP’s Tameside borough, said: “We are doing everything we can to not only understand how this bone came to be here but also who it belonged to.

“While we are waiting on the test results we will continue our enquiries but ultimately, a lot of the key information we need will be in those results which unfortunately do take time to come back.

“We are aware of speculation about the bone, particularly discoloration. Until we have the test results we are not in any position to confirm what happened. Lots of circumstances could result in discoloration, including decomposition because of damp conditions.

“We know this is a particularly popular spot with dog walkers and people fishing, so I would urge anyone who may have any information to call police.”

Police were originally called to the lake at around 5:30pm on Saturday after dredging revealed the bone.

Information can be passed on to police by calling 101 quoting reference number 1575 of 24/02/18, of the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.