Wiltshire village church cordoned off as police begin ‘archaeological’ dig

  • Police at the scene of the dig in Collingbourne Ducis

A church in a Wiltshire village has been cordoned off as part of an “archaeological investigation” by police.

Forensic teams from Wiltshire Police have sectioned off part of St Andrew’s Church in Collingbourne Ducis.

Police say they will provide more information 'when appropriate'.
Forensic tents have been set up in the graveyard.

The force said relatives of those in nearby graves have been informed.

“This should not cause any disruption to the public, with the route remaining open for pedestrians,” Wiltshire Police said in a statement.

“We will provide further information when appropriate.”