Crime scene where human torso was found in Salford reopens weeks after discovery

A crime scene where a human torso was found in a Salford nature reserve has reopened more than two weeks after the discovery.

A passer-by found human remains, consisting of the bottom of the back, buttocks and thigh, in clear plastic while walking at the Kersal Dale Wetlands in Greater Manchester on 4 April.

Hundreds of specialist officers and scientists were deployed and the force closed the scene on Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Officers have now reopened scenes at Great Clowes Street and the wetlands after "further reports" during "inquiries in the area", GMP added.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes said: "I would like to reassure you that this is precautionary.

"Every piece of intelligence we receive is investigated thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned to give us the best chance of finding out who our victim is and what happened to him."

The victim is believed to have been a white man in his 40s, who had died a number of days before his remains were found on 4 April. He has not yet been identified.

DS Hughes said officers were expecting to be at the scene for several hours on Sunday "but there should be no disruption to the wider community".

A man in his 20s was also arrested on suspicion of murder by GMP on 6 April. He was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police also previously said that children who were playing in the area in the days before the remains were discovered could have crucial information.