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Police investigation launched as bones found on Islington building site

PUBLISHED: 11:06 21 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:06 21 January 2016

The scene of the construction site off Goswell Road, Finsbury, last Wednesday afternoon. Picture: Daniel McGowan

The scene of the construction site off Goswell Road, Finsbury, last Wednesday afternoon. Picture: Daniel McGowan

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Forensic work was ongoing this morning after bones were found on a construction site in Goswell Road.

Building work stopped just after midday yesterday when builders found the remnants on the site, which is next to the Turnpike House tower block across from City University London.

A police officer stationed at the site would not comment when the Gazette attended last night, but a Met spokesman confirmed this morning: “We were called at about 12.30pm after the discovery of bones during an excavation.

“There obviously needs to be work done to establish what this is - whether human or animal - and it’s still very early stages. Forensic work is ongoing.”

Daniel McGowan, 36, who lives in Turnpike House, said: “I first noticed it at about 1pm when I saw two officers on site looking at the big hole in the ground and pointing.

“And I saw someone pick something out. It was a big long white thing and looked like it could be a bone.”

Mr McGowan said work on the site, which was formerly a car park, has only been going on for around a week.

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