Police are investigating following the discovery of what is believed to be a human bone in woodland near Papplewick.
The discovery was made by a member of the public yesterday afternoon (Saturday 25th January) and officers have been conducting a search of the area, near the Burnt Stump, today.
Members of the public walking nearby reported seeing a lot of police activity, with police vehicles, police dogs and scenes of crime officers all spotted.
The bone is believed to be human but will be sent for forensics testing.
Further investigations are ongoing and anyone with any information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.