Human remains found are over 1,000 years old
HUMAN remains found in Fairford earlier this year are more than 1,000 years old, Gloucestershire police has said.
Officers were called to Cinder Lane in the small Cotswolds town on Sunday, July 7 at about 6.40pm after members of the public discovered the bones.
The remains were recovered and a forensic anthropologist has now examined them as part of a bid to help the police ascertain when the person died.
It was revealed yesterday that the remains are those of a woman from Sub-Saharan Africa.
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And they have been dated between 896AD and 1025AD.
As a result of the forensic analysis, the discovery of the body is no longer being treated as a police matter.
It is thought the remains will now be passed on to a museum or university.