Police say human skull & bones found on M54 slip road could have been there for more than 2 years

Forensic teams at the scene of the incident on the M54 near Telford. Credit: ITV Central

Police investigating human remains found by a slip road on the M54 near Telford say they could have been there for more than two years.

It was at around half past one yesterday lunchtime when a road maintenance worker found the skull while carrying out a survey on the steep embankment at Junction 4 of the motorway in Telford.

It's thought the worker found the skull in a hollow in the undergrowth around 50 yards from the edge of the slip road.

After police arrived more skeletal remains were found in the bushes and undergrowth.

Forensic examinations, excavations and searches are being carried out by specialist police search officers and forensic officers who are being supported by forensic experts in archaeology and anthropology, while the slip road remains closed.

DCI Neil Jamieson said: