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Police investigation under way after bones found in vacant Walsall property

A police investigation is under way after bones were found in a Walsall property.

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Simmonds Road, Bloxwich, Walsall. Photo: Google

On Monday, West Midlands Police officers recovered bones from a property in Simmonds Road, Bloxwich.

Forensic specialists are working to establish whether the remains found were that of a human.

In a statement, the force confirmed that no one was at the house and nobody had been arrested.

The statements says: "Bones have been recovered from an address in Bloxwich on October, 30 and we are now working with forensic specialists to establish whether they are human or otherwise.

"Officers are no longer present at the scene."

Residents on Simmonds Road spoke of their shock at the heavy police presence near to their homes.

One resident, who contacted the Express & Star, said the house had stood empty for several months.

He said: "There has been a heavy police presence at a home on Simmonds Road in Bloxwich, they have been there around the clock for nearly 48 hours since Monday.

"The house was empty we know that much but officers won't tell us anything that's going on."

Another added: "We could see something going on in one of the empty homes but no one would tell us anything. They were there for two days but officers and forensics have left now."