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Human Skull Found Outside Dorset Church

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12:34pm 22nd July 2014

A human skull has been found outside a church in Wareham.

The discovery was made by the warden of Lady St Mary's Church on Church Green around Midday on Friday 11th July.

Police say it had been carefully wrapped in tissue paper and left outside the church doors, and they want to get to the bottom of where it came from.

Detective Constable Michelle Lawrence of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: "The skull appears to be very old and we are not treating this incident as suspicious at this time.

"We simply would like to identify where the skull originated from and to clarify in what circumstances it was found.

"Some houses near to church were built on parts of the old cemetery nearly 100 years ago and it is feasible that the skull may have been dug up in someone's garden. The person who found it may have wanted to do the right thing and left it at the church.

"I urge anyone who has any information about this to contact the police - we would just like to ascertain exactly what has happened."

Anyone with any information can contact Dorset Police on 101 and quoting incident number "11:171".

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