Alex Massie

Headline of the Day | 30 September 2010

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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.

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[Thanks to ZW for the tip.]

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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