‘Human remains’ find turned out to be a potato: UK police

London (AFP) – A dog walker in northeast England sparked a large-scale police search after reporting suspected human remains in a muddy field.

But the suspected grisly find turned out to be a potato, officers said on Friday. Northumbria Police said specialist teams and sniffer dogs were sent to scour the field in the Winlaton area of Gateshead, after a concerned member of the public contacted them on Tuesday.

More details on Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin