A housing association in Bolton, England has been forced to enter a home after receiving reports of ‘skeletal remains' inside.
Bolton at Home, which manages the housing association, was alerted to the situation at the property in Great Lever. A spokesperson for the company said that they had received an urgent complaint about the state of the property and acted immediately.
The spokesperson said: “We took the decision to enter the property as soon as we received the complaint. We are currently working with the police and other local authorities to investigate further.”
The company said that they have not yet determined the cause of the skeletal remains, nor have they identified who they belong to. They added that they are working closely with the police to determine the cause of the remains and if any criminal activity is involved.
The police said in a statement: “We can confirm that we are investigating an incident at an address in Great Lever. We are working with Bolton at Home to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.”
The property is currently being sealed off as part of the police investigation.
The housing association said that they are “deeply concerned by this incident” and are working to ensure that all residents in the area are safe.
Residents in the area are shocked by the news, with one saying: “It's really concerning that this has happened. It's a huge shock and it's quite worrying that something like this could have gone unnoticed.”
The police have asked anyone with information to come forward.