Police investigate bones found in a garden in Devon

Police are investigating the discovery of bones found in the grounds of a property in Plymouth.

Studies are being carried out to determine whether the bones, thought to be from a jaw and a leg, are human.

They were found by a man excavating his back garden in Tothill Avenue, St Judes, on Wednesday afternoon.

The police were called and took the remains, which have been photographed, to specialists at Dundee University for identification.

Experts at the university's Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification will examine the photographs to find out if the bones are human.

If they are, they will then try to date them.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We are waiting to hear whether the bones are human.

"This would not be the first time that people have discovered bones in the grounds of their property as there are a number of ancient burial grounds in the Greenbank area which run all the way down to Cattedown."

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