Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton Riverside Park human remains investigated

Tent and cordon around scene of discovered human remains in Southampton
Image caption A tent has been set up in Riverside Park in Southampton

A large section of a park in Southampton has been cordoned off following the discovery of human remains in the area.

A tent has been set up in Riverside Park near the White Swan on Mansbridge Road close to the River Itchen.

The remains were found in a wooded area on Saturday afternoon.

Hampshire Constabulary said it had contacted the family of Ovidijus Aukselis. The 22-year-old went missing in Southampton last July.

Identification has yet to take place, and officers remain at the scene carrying out investigations.

A spokesman said: "We are unable to confirm any further details as investigations are at a very early stage, however we are not treating the death as suspicious at this time."

Image caption Police are investigating the scene near the pub on Mansbridge Road
Image caption The remains were found on Saturday afternoon
Image caption Officers continue to investigate the scene

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