Human skull found in River Thames lock in Oxford

A human skull has been found in a lock on the River Thames in Oxford.

It was discovered by two fishermen in Kings Lock, Wolvercote, on Sunday afternoon.

Thames Valley Police said the skull was thought to be very old and was not being linked to any ongoing investigations.

It is currently being examined by forensic officers and Oxfordshire County Council archaeologists to establish its date and origin.

The Environment Agency said a resident lock keeper informed police.

An EA spokeswoman said: "The police took photos of the skull and sent them off to determine if it was new or old. The police then left with the skull with them."

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