Human bones found at waste site 'used by dentist in training'

Human remains found in a bin bag at a waste recycling site had been used in India by a man training to be a dentist, police said.

An investigation was launched after bones, reportedly a jawbone with teeth and a leg bone, were discovered at the site in Thamesmead, south-east London, on Tuesday.

After tests proved they were human, the Metropolitan Police contacted the firm which deposited the waste and found it was part of the clearance of a dentist's surgery that had been abandoned for around 10 years. Officers were then able to contact the retired dentist, who said he used the bones for his medical training in India and that he had brought them with him to the UK in the 1960s.

There are no suspicious circumstances, police said.