More remains found after skull discovered by M54 slip road

Skull found on M54

Police investigating the discovery of a human skull near a motorway slip road have found further skeletal remains.

West Mercia Police said the remains were found close to the skull at junction 4 of the M54 in Telford, Shropshire.

Forensic examinations and excavations are set to be carried out following the finds, made on Thursday after the skull was spotted during a routine survey of a motorway embankment.

The skull was reportedly uncovered in a hollow in dense undergrowth.

It is believed the initial find was made by a maintenance worker around 50 yards from the sliproad, while the other remains were located by police.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson said: "We are in the very early stages of this investigation and inquiries are ongoing."

The eastbound slip road onto the M54 was closed after the find and motorists have been warned that "lengthy" inquiries will take place at the scene.

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