Work To Start Excavating Stockton Bones

19 January 2014, 06:00 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Experts from Tees Archaeology will get started on excavating human bones found buried by workmen in Stockton.

The skeleton, thought to be human legs, were found on Church Road, opposite Debenhams on Tuesday morning (14th January)

Police have confirmed the bones are "historical" and therefore "not a police matter". 

Tees Archaeology, based in Hartlepool, have been drafted in by the Home Office to work on the case.

They've had to wait for a special license to be allowed to remove the bones from the site where they were found.

That has now been granted and work to remove them will start tomorrow.

Robin Daniels from Tees Archaeology told Capital:
'We'll be going back to the site and cleaning it up.

If we can, we'll be trying to determine how old the bones are and whether it's a man or a woman.

It's unlikely to be an ancient murder mystery.

What's happened is the road there has been widened to take in part of the old church yard, so it's probably someone who's been buried there.

The body is laid out East to West like a traditional Christian burial."