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Workmen discover human skull in Nottingham

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 28/09/2020 Georgia Simcox For Mailonline
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The family of a man murdered in 2013 have been informed after workmen discovered what is believed to be a human skull in Nottingham. 

The suspected human remains were found within scrubland off Rossington Road in the city's Sneinton area shortly after midday.  

Police are looking into several lines of enquiry, including whether it is linked to any historic investigations, as forensic examinations and a wider search of the area are being carried out. 

a bus that is parked on the side of a road: The suspected human remains were found within scrubland off Rossington Road in the city's Sneinton area shortly after midday © Provided by Daily Mail The suspected human remains were found within scrubland off Rossington Road in the city's Sneinton area shortly after midday

One of the lines of enquiry is whether the discovery may be linked to the murder of 50-year-old Kevin Kennedy eight years ago. 

Mr Kennedy's next of kin has been informed of today's discovery.

Peter Healy, 51, of Lord Nelson Street, Sneinton, was convicted of his murder in 2013 and ordered to serve a minimum of 21 years. 

a train parked at a park: Forensic examinations and a wider search of the area are being carried out as police follow several lines of enquiry. One line is whether it may be linked to the murder of 50-year-old Kevin Kennedy eight years ago © Provided by Daily Mail Forensic examinations and a wider search of the area are being carried out as police follow several lines of enquiry. One line is whether it may be linked to the murder of 50-year-old Kevin Kennedy eight years ago

Healy was also sentenced to five years for perverting the course of justice and given the concurrent sentence for concealing or disposing of Mr Kennedy's remains. 

Detective Inspector Steve Wragg, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: 'Our investigations are still in their early stages and we remain open-minded as to whether these suspected human remains may be linked to any historic cases. 

'It is now essential that we complete a detailed and thorough wider search of the area to establish if any further remains are present.

'Specialist DNA and dental tests will now be carried out on the bones as part of the identification process.'   

a tree in a city: Detective Inspector Steve Wragg, of Nottinghamshire Police, said that specialist DNA and dental tests will be carried out © Provided by Daily Mail Detective Inspector Steve Wragg, of Nottinghamshire Police, said that specialist DNA and dental tests will be carried out Read more
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