Human remains discovered in woods

Human remains have been discovered in woodland near Bristol.

A member of the public made the grisly discovery at around 4.30pm on Thursday and police have cordoned off the area near the junction of Merlin Road and Highwood Lane in Patchway.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "A thorough examination of the scene will now be carried out and a cordon has been put in place.

"Our inquiries are at a very early stage so we're unable to go into any more detail at the moment."

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