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Bones found at Purley house date back to Saxon era

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POLICE investigating the discovery of human bones outside a home in Purley,have today(Saturday),confirmed they date back to between 670 to 775AD. Expert anthropologist analysis was used to date the bones after officers were called to a house in Riddlesdown Road on April 14 when builders found bones buried underneath the driveway. A spokesman for the Met said today there will be no further police investigation. The forensic report will be passed to English Heritage who have expressed further interest in the discovery as it is known that an ancient Saxon burial site is in the vicinity. The family at the address have been informed. The scene has now been closed.

Bones found at Purley house date back to Saxon era


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