Human remains found under city centre pavement in Birmingham

HUMAN remains have been found under a city centre pavement near an HS2 construction site.

Police have sealed off a section of the footpath next to Park Street in Birmingham near the Curzon Street Station Development.

The remains are though to have been there "for some time", cops said.

They were discovered during building work close to Curzon Street Station, which is to become an HS2 terminus.

West Midlands Police said in a statement: "We are investigating after human remains were found.

"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 May 9.

Around 6,500 skeletons from a 19th Century burial ground were excavated from the Curzon Street site in September 2019.

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