A COUPLE have spoken of their shock after finding a human skull during a night time walk.
Police have now launched an investigation after the possible human remains were found at the site in Bolton.
Daniel and Felicity Duffy, from Darwen, Lancs, happened upon the remains when they were exploring some woodland late on Monday night.
Daniel, 34, told The Sun: “We were looking around, as we usually do, and I just spotted something a bit odd.
“I went closer, moved some vegetation and there it was. I couldn’t believe it. I immediately felt sick to my stomach.
“I was wearing gloves so I picked it up for a closer look.
“Grass had started growing through it, so I think it’d been there a while.”
An army-style jacket was also found near the bones.
They said they were unable to sleep when police released them from the scene at 3.30am.
Felicity, 37, added: “Honestly, I was speechless. I haven’t slept since we found it.
“It’s very upsetting. We often go on night time walks to film videos exploring sites and abandoned houses for our YouTube channel – but we’ve never found anything like this before.”
The couple were quizzed by cops for around two hours before being let go.
They were filming for their popular YouTube channel ‘Exploring with Danny’ when they made the grim discovery.
The pair have almost 150,000 subscribers on the video platform, and post videos of ‘urbex’ – urban exploration – and ‘haunted’ buildings across the UK.
Cops told The Sun forensic analysis is currently being carried out.
The suspected human remains are not believed to be linked to any ongoing probes.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at around 12.35am on Monday 1 March to a report of a suspicious item being found off Blackburn Road, Egerton.
“Officers attended and found possible human remains.
“Enquiries are ongoing and a scene is in place whilst tests and forensic analysis are carried out to ascertain the circumstances.
“No arrests have been made. There is no threat to the wider public.”
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