Police confirm human remains found on Orkney beach investigation launched

Officers raced to the shore at Dingieshowe after the alarm was raised around 1.30pm yesterday.

Now officers have launched a probe after it was confirmed that it was, in fact, human remains.

Police remained at the scene last night and throughout today.

An investigation is now underway to identify the remains following the grim find.

Chief Inspector Matthew Webb, of Kirkwall Police Station, said: “We are working to identify human remains found around 1.30pm on Monday, 14 December, 2020, on the beach at Dingieshowe, Orkney.

“A full investigation is underway to establish the person’s identity and the circumstances surrounding how they came to be there, as well as what may have happened.

” A post mortem will take place in due course.”

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