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Police probe human remains find

Police have started an investigation after human remains were found by a dog walker in Hampshire.

Officers were called at 0630 BST after the remains were found in a rural area at Dummer near Basingstoke.

A spokesman for Hampshire police's major crimes department said the discovery was being treated as suspicious.

Anyone who heard anything suspicious in the area overnight has been asked to contact police.

It was understood the remains were found near a track that leads from the main road through the village.

A cordon has been set up around a cluster of homes in Up Street in the village.

A post-mortem examination was not expected until the evening at the earliest.




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