Jar of remains which sparked police search confirmed as medical specimen

Toxteth
Toxteth

Merseyside Police confirmed no further action would be taken.

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A jar of human remains which sparked a police search was a historical medical specimen, a force has said.

Merseyside Police officers discovered the preserved remains at a house on Wordsworth Street in Toxteth, Liverpool, after they were called to a report of suspicious circumstances shortly after midday on Monday.

Police remained on the street on Tuesday and were seen searching the unoccupied house with sniffer dogs.

Following inquiries to establish the provenance and age of the remains, a spokesman for Merseyside Police confirmed no further action would be taken.

The spokesman said: “We can confirm that a jar containing preserved human remains found at a property in Wordsworth Street in Toxteth on Monday has been confirmed as being an historical medical specimen.

“No further action has been taken and the matter is now concluded.”