Human skeleton found near lake by member of public

Human skeletal remains have been found at a popular nature reserve along the Hampshire-Berkshire border.

Officers from Thames Valley Police (TVP) were called to Moor Green Lakes in Lower Sandhurst Road, Finchampstead, near Yateley, shortly after 1pm on Saturday (December 27).

Reports of the discovery were initially circulated on social media on Saturday morning, with police quickly attending the scene and cordoning it off.

A number of investigation tents were pitched near the water's edge, with TVP later confirming that the skeleton had been found by a member of the public.

A force spokesman said officers attended and put a "scene watch" in place to secure the area.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the deceased man," he added.

"The death is being treated as unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious at this time."

A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out on Friday (January 2).

Opened in 1993, the Moor Green Lakes nature reserve has been built up to become a wildlife reserve through careful restoration of gravel workings.

Covering 36 hectares, it is an important site for breeding and wintering birds and there are three lakes with gravel islands that attract wildfowl for breeding and loafing.

Source: Gethampshire

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