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Human bones discovered by workmen in Padiham

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Human bones have been found by workmen digging in front of a Padiham church.

The bones, discovered in front of St Leonard’s Church, were said to be “very old” by police crime scene investigators who said the discovery was not suspicious.

The workmen were laying cables when they made the grim discovery at lunchtime on Tuesday.

It is believed the bones had originally been buried in a nearby churchyard, but the coffin has since disintegrated.

 

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