Feet found on UK riverbank identified

Two human feet found about 20 miles apart on the banks of a river have been identified and one has been linked to a third foot found in Holland, police in Britain said today.

Humberside Police said a right foot found on Cleethorpes beach on August 11 belongs to a man reported missing from the South Yorkshire area in December 2008.

A spokesman said: “Humberside Police has also been liaising with the Netherlands authorities to work together to establish whether a left foot in a similar trainer found at Terschelling, the Netherlands, on Saturday September 11 belongs to the same person.

“This has today been confirmed.”

The spokesman added: “The following police investigation has revealed no suspicious circumstances and police are now liaising with HM Coroner.”

Officers said the finds in Cleethorpes and Holland are unconnected to another foot found further up the River Humber earlier this month.

A left foot was discovered inside a brown boot close to Barton-on-Humber, not far from the Humber Bridge, on September 4. It has been identified as belonging to a man reported missing from the Lincolnshire area in February this year.

The spokesman said there are thought to be no suspicious circumstances in this case either.

It is understood that no inquest can yet take place in either case because the finding of a foot is not enough to prove there has been a death.

Neither man has been identified at the request of their families.

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