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:
Any requirement for an investigation will be determined by the age of the bones and we're seeking the assistance of anthropologists to try and establish this, but we may also have to use carbon dating techniques to confirm their age.
It is an unusual discovery, but we're keeping an open mind about whether the bones were originally buried there or indeed moved there for some reason.
We're also aware that there is an ancient Saxon burial site in the vicinity but at this stage, the direction of our investigation hinges on establishing age of the bones.