Experts examining human skull found by children

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DETECTIVES who are investigating the discovery of a human skull in Halifax say it will be several weeks before they know more about its origin.

The skull was found buried on land off Hebble Lane at Wheatley on Saturday.

It is understood that it was unearthed by children.

The condition of the skull suggests that it may have been in the ground for some time but work is continuing to solve the mystery.

Police searched the land but nothing else has been found.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Wallen, who is the senior investigating officer, said the search of the land was now completed.

He added: “We have completed our forensic examination of the area off Hebble Lane and that scene has been closed down.

“Our work is now on establishing the identity of the skull and how it came to be at the location. That work is ongoing with anthropological experts and is expected to take a number of weeks.”

Police said the area where the skull was found was searched and nothing of further significance had been found.