Human remains have been discovered during building works at a site of the HS2 rail link in Birmingham.
The remains were discovered under a pavement in the city centre.
Police have sealed off the pavement after the discovery during building work.
West Midlands Police cordoned off a short section of the footpath beside Park Street, near Birmingham’s Curzon Street station development, on Sunday.
“We are investigating after human remains were found,” the force said in a statement.
“It is believed the remains have been at the location for some time.
“Tests are being carried out to identify the victim and establish the cause of death.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police, quoting log number 1177 of 9 May.
On Sunday, it emerged that a construction worker at a separate HS2 site was temporarily blinded after a laser light was shone in his eyes.
Thames Valley Police said they are appealing for witnesses after the man, in his 50s, was left blinded for 15 minutes and in need of hospital treatment.
The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon at the HS2 construction site in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, where campaigners have been battling against the felling of woodland for the high-speed rail link.
Boris Johnson gave the green light to the controversial HS2 project in February 2020 after a number of years of false starts.
Earlier this year, demonstrators were removed from a tunnel dug near Euston station in London in protest at the HS2 project.
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