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Human remains excavated on Church Street suspected to be over 100 years old

Posted on - 17th February, 2016 - 2:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News
Police at Church Street

Police at Church Street. Credit: Wayne Morrison

The remains of a body suspected to be over 100 years old have been excavated on Church Street in Preston city centre.

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Workers on the road, where the taxi rank is being reconstructed, called police at around 9.20am after discovering what they believed to be human remains.

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Police believe the remains are over a century old and will seek the advice of the county archaeologist to determine for sure.

Inspector Paul McLernon said: “We have been called by workmen who have been excavating the road and discovered human remains.

“We believe they are over 100 years old and are asking the county archaeologist to attend to assess. The coroner will also be informed.”

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More police on the scene near Preston Minster Pic: Tony Worrall

More police on the scene near Preston Minster Pic: Tony Worrall

Update

Preston Police have now confirmed that they believe the remains may have been disturbed from the church grounds.

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