Further tests on man's remains found on farmland

A forensic post-mortem examination of the remains of a man found in a field in Northamptonshire has confirmed his age to be between 20 and 30.

The discovery was made on farmland at Rothersthorpe on Monday.

Further tests will be carried out to establish the man's identity and cause of death.

Officers believe the body may have been the field for up to a year and appealed for anyone with information about the discovery to contact police.

Some clothing, thought to be linked to the remains, has also been found.

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The items include a grey vest from the Primark brand "Cedarwood State", a pair of boxer shorts with a Peacocks label, and a pair of very worn size eight Nike Air trainers.

The forensic post-mortem examination also confirmed the man was between 5ft 6in (1.67m) and 5ft 8in (1.72m) and of slight build.

Det Supt Glyn Timmins said: "We have already received some useful reports from members of the public with regard to abandoned clothing found in the area where the remains were discovered, and about matters that have recently been reported to the police in the Rothersthorpe area.

"Search teams will be back in the field today searching a wider area than before and we have been contacting other forces to make inquiries about people who may have disappeared in unexplained circumstances."

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