Two human legs that were removed during a surgery have been found in a waste dump near Newcastle in New South Wales, police have confirmed.
A man working at a waste management centre in Wallsend found the legs sticking out of a pile of garbage on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
It is believed the legs were removed during a “legitimate surgery” and dumped, along with syringes and blood vials.
NSW police have referred the matter to the Department of Health.
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating this matter, a NSW spokesman confirmed.