Suspected human remains have been found close to a motorway near Swindon.
Specialist officers are currently conducting a 'meticulous search' in an area close to Junction 15 of the M4 after the discovery was made a couple of days ago.
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We are investigating the discovery of what we suspect to be old human remains close to Junction 15 of the M4.
"Specialist officers are currently conducting a meticulous search of the area to recover any relevant material before forensic scientific analysis is conducted.
"This sort of investigation can take a number of weeks however we will endeavour to provide updates where we can as this work continues.
"Members of the public will see a police presence in the area over the next few days and weeks
"Thank you for your patience.”
Police cars and a fire engine were seen at the scene on Friday 2 July, along with a police dog unit.
The specialist officers have been seen marking up an area of ground and taking items for further examination.
Clear plastic bags and red marker flags are being used.