Garden ‘body’ search is over

Garden waste piled in the garden of the property in Knowsley Crescent
Garden waste piled in the garden of the property in Knowsley Crescent

Police have ended their hunt for a ‘body’ in a Fylde coast garden.

A team of officers spent 13 days digging at the address in Knowsley Crescent, Thornton following reports a body might be buried there.

An assessment of the back garden began on July 11 to establish whether the area was a possible crime scene.

Police finally withdrew over the weekend, taking down police tape and removing tents which had been set up at the house.

All that remains of their search is bags of garden waste collected during the operation.

A police spokesman said: “Following an extensive search of the garden, forensic enquiries have revealed nothing of significance and officers concluded the search on Saturday.”.

“The cordon at the address has now been removed and officers have been withdrawn. We would like to thank local residents for their cooperation.”

No action is being taken against those who made the report.