POLICE have launched a probe after a human bone was discovered by horrified staff at a landfill site.
Emergency crews were scrambled to Himley Quarry in Kingswinford in the West Midlands at around 11am yesterday.
The bone will now undergo forensic and archaeological analysis after police launched an investigation.
It is not clear how long the bone has been at the site or how it came to be there.
Police say there is no information at present linking the grim discovery to any criminal investigation.
The area has now been cordoned off while police investigate.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "We’re investigating after a human bone was discovered at Himley Quarry landfill site, Kingswinford.
"The area has been cordoned off for further searches to be carried out. It will undergo forensic and archaeological analysis.
"There is no information linking this discovery to a criminal investigation at this stage."
It comes after a 26-year-old man was arrested following the discovery of two bin bags full of human remains dumped in a river in Suffolk.
The remains were found by a member of the public who hauled them from the River Stour in August last year.
The suspect was arrested by police yesterday and remains in custody.
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