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Human bones discovered under a driveway in south London are thought to date from between 670 and 775AD, according to police.
The skeletal remains were found by workmen on a job in Purley, near Croydon, earlier this month and sent off for anthropological analysis.
Scotland Yard said the forensic report would be passed to English Heritage, who has expressed further interest in the discovery as it is known that an ancient Saxon burial site is in the vicinity.
Police say they are keeping an open mind about the discovery of human bones in Croydon, after it was revealed the remains were found close to an ancient Saxon burial site.
Detective Sergeant Kenny Windsor, from Croydon CID, said it appeared the bones had been there for many years:
Experts analysing bones that were discovered at an address in Croydon have confirmed that they are human remains.
Police said they were now investigating how the bones, which included a human skull and a femur, ended up under the driveway.
Anthropologists are working to establish the age of the bones.
Police have launched an investigation after human bones were discovered buried at an address in Croydon.
Builders found the bones underneath a driveway at the property in Riddlesdown Road, Purley
Officers said several bone parts - including a human skull and a femur - had been recovered for analysis.
No arrests have been made.