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UPDATE: Human bones found in churchyard believed to be from ancient grave



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Further tests are being carried out on the human bones found near a public footpath in the grounds of Chatteris parish church on Monday night.

A spokesman said the tests are being carried out to establish the age of the bones, however, the incident is not being treated as suspicious, as it is believed they are from an ancient grave

Part of Chatteris parish church grounds were cordoned after reports that the bones had been found.

Police have cordoned off part of Chatteris church cemetery. (3703100)
Police have cordoned off part of Chatteris church cemetery. (3703100)

Police were called at about 7.30pm on Monday with reports that bones had been found near a pathway in the cemetery attached to the St Peter's and St Paul's Church in Market Hill.

A spokesman for the police said: "Scenes of crime officers have attended the location. The bones have been identified as human and tests are being carried out to establish their age."



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