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A grisly discovery has been made in the toilet block at a Sydney beach.

A bloodstained floor and severed finger or toe was found at Balmoral Beach, and police, in a desperate bid to find the owner of the missing appendage, put a post on Facebook

"Missing part of a finger? Standing with a slight lean?" Harbourside police wrote on its Facebook page.

"No victim could be found, no witnesses or victim have come forward and we have no CCTV of any incidents at the beach."

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The finger or toe was found about midday on December 23 and police have had it examined by a forensic pathologist confirming it is human.

"The injury would appear to have been caused by a rock or something similar while possibly swimming or diving," police said.

Since the posting, the owner of the finger has come forward, but not before some hilarious comments from members of the public.

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Harbourside LAC - NSW Police Force
about 2 months ago

UPDATE:
Well thank you for all the comments, as a direct result of the post we have now identified the young owner of the "Finger" who unfortunately appears to have got it trapped between the door and the frame, causing the injury. No suspicious circumstances. Thanks again.

Missing part of a finger? Standing with a slight lean?
On the 23/12/2016 around midday a part of a severed finger or Toe was located in the toilet block at Balmoral beach. Police attended how ever no vict...im could be found, no witnesses or victim have come forward and we have no CCTV of any incidents at the beach. The appendage has been examined by the forensic pathologist confirming it is in fact human and the injury is non-life threatening. The injury would appear to have be caused by a rock or something similar whilst possibly swimming or diving. A finger/Toe print check was of no help. If you have any information or happen to have woken up and noticed a finger missing, or your running gait is a little off, then please contact the station on 99563199.

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North Sydney Police Chief Inspector Dean Lindley told Mosman Daily the partially severed digit was "very strange".

A beachgoer found the appendage in the toilet block and handed it into police.

"It's not often you get body parts handed in off the street," Inspector Lindley said.