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Second set of human remains found at Northamptonshire building site

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Archaeologists have been called in following the discovery of two sets of human remains in a Northamptonshire village.

Northamptonshire Police today confirmed the discoveries, which were made at a building site in Main Road, Middleton Cheney.

One set of remains was found by builders at around 11am yesterday.

And police have now confirmed a second set of human bones was discovered at around 3pm today.

A Wootton Hall spokesman this afternoon said: “Officers will continue to work with archaeologists at the site and the scene guard is now likely to remain throughout the night and into tomorrow.

“Some of the bones discovered yesterday have already been taken away for further examination. The other remains will be taken away over the weekend.”

Earlier today police said the first set of bones was thought to belong to a 25 to 45-year-old adult and are “not thought to be recent” remains.

Officers have sealed off the area while experts examine the find.

A police spokesman said: “A scene guard is currently in place at a building site in Middleton Cheney following the discovery of human remains.

“Builders working at the site discovered bones yesterday morning at the building site in Main Road.

“Officers are working with archaeologists who have confirmed that the bones are of a 25 to 45-year-old adult. We do not know at this stage whether the remains are those of a man or a woman.

“Archaeologists are examining the remains to determine how old they are, however, they are not believed to be recent.

“At this stage it is not possible to determine how the person died or if their death was suspicious. The death is currently being treated as unexplained.”

 

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