Huffpost UK uk

No Human Remains Found In Tunbridge Wells Garden

Posted: Updated:

No human remains were found in the gardens of a house despite detectives carrying out a detailed forensic examination.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate began searching the gardens of a three-bedroom semi-detached property in Rankine Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, yesterday after receiving intelligence relating to a possible crime committed in the late 1950s in which a young woman died.

Officers searching the gardens received specialist assistance from the Home Office Scientific Development Branch and from forensic scientists working within the Directorate.

Detective Inspector Lee Whitehead, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "The search of the garden in Rankine Road has been completed and no human remains have been found.

"I would very much like to thank the local residents from Rankine Road and the surrounding area for their co-operation and patience while we carried out this essential investigative work."

The family who now live at the property moved out while the work took place.

A Kent Police spokeswoman said it was important to stress that they were not connected to the investigation.

Check out the news of the day in pictures below:

Share this
Current Slide

Around the Web

BBC News - Tunbridge Wells garden searched for human remains

BBC News - Tunbridge Wells garden searched for human remains

Police search for human remains - ITV News

Human Remains from the Gardens of Colonsay House LORNA H ...

Housing association garden dug up as police search for human ...

Police excavate garden in Tunbridge Wells

Police to dig up Tunbridge Wells garden in hunt for human remains ...

Tunbridge Wells garden search for human remains ends

Possible Surry link to human remains probed