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Bones found in Northumberland could form burial site

Map of Fenwick

Bones found in a Northumberland garden could form part of an unmarked historical burial site, police say.

Since the initial discovery of a jaw bone on Saturday, more bones and a human skull have been unearthed.

Police are working with experts from Northumberland County Council's archaeological department.

They say a medieval village used to exist at the site, and the bones' positioning - laid east to west - are consistent with a Christian burial.

The skull, which was found on Tuesday, has been sent away for carbon dating tests.

The remains were first discovered by a member of the public on Saturday afternoon in the Fenwick area, between Matfen and Stamfordham.

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