Avon and Somerset Police have launched an investigation and closed off an area of a Bath park after a human foot was found in undergrowth by a member of the public this morning.
Officers have cordoned off the park and are carrying out a detailed search of the area as part of their investigation into the find.
Specialist crime scene investigators are also examining the scene.
The foot has been sent for forensic analysis in an attempt to determine who it belongs to.
Detective Inspector Lorett Spierenburg said: “This investigation is at a very early stage and we are keeping an open mind as to how the foot came to be in the park.
“We are doing everything we can to identify the person whose foot it is and are liaising with the local hospital and reviewing missing persons as part of our investigation.
“I would like to reassure the local community that we have increased patrols in the area and anyone with any concerns is invited to speak to officers.
“I would also like to appeal to anyone with information about this incident to contact us on 101 quoting log number 181 of 19/02.”