A human skull found in the garden of a property in Darlington is believed to be ancient.
On Monday (May 14), officers from Durham Constabulary were called to a property in Springwell Terrace after workmen working on an extension discovered what they believed to be a human skull.
Police have confirmed the skull to be that of a human, and that the remains are believed to be ancient. As a result, they are not linking the discovery to any live investigations
Further bones have also been recovered from the site.
Detective Chief Superintendent Adrian Green, from Durham Constabulary, said: “
A cordon put up around the home has been taken down.