Chop Gate bones: Human remains found on Yorkshire farm in 2020 identified as World War Two airmen
Date of alert:
Thursday, 3 February 2022
North Yorkshire Police
A 74-year-old man who was arrested after human remains were found in the garden of his former home in a North Yorkshire village has been released.
North Yorkshire Police and the Ministry of Defence have now closed the investigation and in an incredible twist, the bodies found at Apple Tree Cottage in the North York Moors village of Chop Gate in 2020 have been identified as belonging to two World War Two airmen who have now been buried with full military honours.
A police statement read: "A joint investigation by North Yorkshire Police and the Ministry of Defence Police into the discovery of human remains and military memorabilia near Chop Gate has concluded without any charges being brought against a 74-year-old man.