Old Street bones: ‘Human’ remains found in Bartholomew Court
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Suspected human bones have been found in an Old Street estate.
The remains were found by startled workers this morning, and are currently being tested by forensic officers.
A Met Police spokesman told the Gazette this afternoon: “We were called at 8am by gas engineers who found skeletal remains in Bartholomew Court. Officers attended the scene and put a cordon in place.
“The remains are believed to be very old and related or associated with a former burial ground on the site. However, we await the results of further tests.”
Gary Sullivan, who lives near the scene, said of the police officers at the cordon: “They’ve been there all day, and have been very secretive about what’s going on.”
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Islington has a weird recent tradition of bone discoveries.
In April last year, pubgoer Dan Gardner stumbled across two human thigh bones positioned on top of a brown potato bag in the middle of Cloudesley Square, Barnsbury.
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And in January 2016, construction workers in King Square, off Goswell Road, found human remains that, incredibly, dated back to the 16th century.