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Foot belongs to a man

Police have not been able to identify where the foot came from but say forensic tests reveal it is likely to have come from a man, white, older than 17 and between 164 and 178 cm tall.

The foot was found in a size nine and a half Vision-brand trainer and a dark grey sock. The trainer was grey and blue with a white rubber sole and a blue V logo on the side.

We have always kept an open mind about how the foot got there. Officers carried out a thorough search of the area it was found and DNA tests confirmed that the foot belongs to a man but no other clues have been identified and sadly we still don’t know the person’s identity.

– DC Penny Starkey

Appeal after human foot found

Police renew appeal for information on severed foot Credit: ITV News West Country

Police in Gloucestershire are renewing their appeal for information after a human foot was found by a riverbank. The decomposed foot was found by a couple walking along the River Severn in Deerhurst on Saturday March 21 2009.

Since the discovery police have been trying to identify the person the body part came from and how it came to be on the riverbank.


"Temple Guardians" stolen from Deerhurst

Police in Gloucestershire are investigating the theft of two stone 'temple guardians' from a house near Tewkesbury.

The figures were taken from outside a property in Deerhurst between 4pm on Wednesday (Aug 1) and 9am the next day.

They are nearly three feet tall and very heavy so the thief would have needed a vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101.

One of the two "temple guardians" stolen from Deerhurst Credit: Gloucestershire Police