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Partially-clothed Luton skeleton was man over the age of 50

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Image caption The remains were found by a member close to Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Luton on Saturday 14 December

A partially-clothed skeleton found in bushes in the grounds of a church is believed to be of a man over the age of 50.

The bones were found by a member of the public in Castle Street, Luton, at about 16:30 GMT on 14 December.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Friday.

Bedfordshire Police said the death is being treated as unexplained and work was continuing to confirm the man's identity.

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Image caption The church is near the centre of Luton

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