Human Bones Found In Barnsley

6 February 2018, 17:31 | Updated: 8 February 2018, 15:07

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Investigations are underway as bones have been found in Barnsley.

A scene is currently in place in the Swaithe area of Barnsley following the discovery of buried bones.

A report was received on Sunday afternoon (4 February) that bones had been discovered in land off Mitchell Street.

Detectives and forensic experts were deployed and a police cordon and scene was established.

The bones have now been identified as human by a forensic archaeologist and an investigation is currently underway.

The bones are male and have been there for up to 20 years.

At this time, the death is being treated as unexplained and the scene will remain in place over the next few weeks as detectives and forensic experts continue enquiries.

There is no indication the residents at the property, next to where the discovery was made, are linked or connected in any way. They are currently assisting police with enquiries.

If you believe you have any information in connection to the incident, please call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 605 of 4 February 2018.