Human bones found at building site in Leicestershire

The bones were found at the site of Catherine Dalley House in Melton Mowbray. (Google)

Police have been forced to cordon off a building site in Leicestershire after builders there discovered human bones.

Workmen found the bones at Catherine Dalley House in Melton Mowbray, Leics, a former care home, while clearing the site for demolition.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “Officers received a report at around 3.30pm on Thursday after human bones had been found at a site off Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics.

“Officers attended the area. A scene preservation is in place and enquiries, which are in the early stages, are ongoing.”

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A multi-million pound project is under way to build 50 retirement bungalows and apartments.

The 31-bed care home, which was run by Leicestershure County Council, was closed in 2016 after it revealed it would cost £315,000 to upgrade.

The site was vacant for two years before planning permission was granted and builders began demolishing the buildings.

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