Human bones found at building site in Leicestershire

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